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Lemony Asparagus Pasta Recipe

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


Submitted by katenoonan

Makes 2 servings



parmesan cheese ommitted (couldn't find) - 1/2 c reduced fat parm

Recipe Ingredients for Lemony Asparagus Pasta

4 ounces pasta, (about 1 1/2 cups)
3 c asparagus, trimmed and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
3/4 cup skim milk
2 teaspoons whole grain mustard
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Recipe Directions for Lemony Asparagus Pasta

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook pasta for 6 minutes. Add asparagus and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the pasta and asparagus are just tender, about 3 minutes more. Drain and return to the pot.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk milk, mustard, flour, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, 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.

  3. Stir the sauce into the cooked pasta and place over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce is thick, creamy and coats the pasta. Stir 1/4 cup Parmesan into the pasta until combined. Serve the pasta topped with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 371.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
281
Calories from Fat
37
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.1g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
43mg
14%
Sodium
229mg
10%
Potassium
694mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
48.9g
16%
Dietary Fiber
4.6g
18%
Sugars
8.6g
Protein
14.8g
Vitamin A 35% Vitamin C 26%
Calcium 19% Iron 37%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • High in iron
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in riboflavin
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
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