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Creamy Asparagus Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Creamy Asparagus Pasta recipe? Learn how to make Creamy Asparagus Pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by papadave65

Makes 4 servings



Lemon zest ties all the flavors together in this light and creamy pasta. Make it a meal: Serve with a salad of sliced fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes tossed with a little fresh basil, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Recipe Ingredients for Creamy Asparagus Pasta

8 ounces Whole Wheat Penne
1 cup asparagus
1 1/2 cups whole milk
4 teaspoons Whole Grain Mustard
4 teaspoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon, or 1/2 teaspoon dried
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Recipe Directions for Creamy Asparagus Pasta

  1. 1

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 3 minutes less than the package directions. Add asparagus and continue cooking until the pasta and asparagus are just tender, 3 minutes more. Drain and return to the pot.

  3. 2

  4. Meanwhile, whisk milk, mustard, flour, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant and lightly browned, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Whisk in the milk mixture. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, and cook until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in tarragon, lemon zest and juice.

  5. 3

  6. Stir the sauce into the pasta-asparagus mixture. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until the sauce is thick, creamy and coats the pasta, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan. Divide the pasta among 4 bowls and top with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 216.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
378
Calories from Fat
99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.0g
17%
Saturated Fat
4.2g
21%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
521mg
22%
Potassium
259mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
52.6g
18%
Dietary Fiber
6.4g
26%
Sugars
7.7g
Protein
16.9g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 29% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
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