Lemon Asparagus Pasta

Lemon Asparagus Pasta

Chop Suey 2

"Bright lemony flavor. Easy to make and can sit out during warm weather. Can be served hot, warm, or cold."


30 m servings 378 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 378 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 45g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 12.7 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 206 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in penne and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 8 minutes. Penne will still be slightly firm.
  2. Stir asparagus into the pot with the boiling penne pasta and bring back to a boil; cook until pasta is tender and asparagus is softened but still bright green, about 3 more minutes. Drain pasta and asparagus.
  3. Place penne and asparagus into a large bowl; lightly stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt, and black pepper until thoroughly combined.
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  1. 32 Ratings


Made the recipe just as it stated, and it was not only Delicious, but a huge hit with family members. Made it ahead, then put it in the fridge, then pulled it out to serve (room temp) as a side ...

YUM YUM and more YUM! Simple and delicious! The cooking times are spot on. I liked that the asparagus were still a bit crisp. The lemon really makes the recipe, so don't skimp! I made the recip...

Easy to make, I thought it was okay but I am only giving it 3 stars because the rest of my family was not thrilled by this. Pretty healthy tasting dish but not for lemon-hating five year olds!

Very popular dish at our house!! Delicious!! Did not boil the asparagus but sauteed it and added red onion, garlic, and sliced zucchini along with the asparagus. Served warm and added the parm...

I rated it as 3 stars because my boyfriend LOVED this recipe but I thought it was so-so and my daughter did not like it at all. I broiled the asparagus with a bit of olive oil, sliced lemon, an...

Easy and fast to make. I'm a very picky eater and I found it very delicious. One large lemon seemed like alot though and over powered it a bit. I think next time it would be perfect with a small...

pretty delicious, but not enough vegetable to pasta for my tastes. i would add sundried tomato, and think some pine nuts would go well too. and neither of those would significantly contribute t...

That's WAY too much lemon. I'll try it again, but with about 1/2 the lemon and maybe some Greek yogurt to create a creamy sauce texture.

I would add some toasted pecans next time. Lovely aroma, lovely meal.