Lemon Asparagus Pasta

Lemon Asparagus Pasta

21 Reviews 5 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Recipe by  Chop Suey

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

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 8 servings

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Directions

  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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Reviews (21)

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binnermurray
13

binnermurray

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 dish to a Smoked Turkey. Excellent dish to serve over the Summer, or to take to a Potluck.

LilSnoo
7

LilSnoo

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 recipe as written. I used whole wheat pasta and served it warm. I tossed everything back into the pot, so no need to dirty a bowl. Next time I will grate my own parmesan cheese or buy the bagged, shredded variety. I only had the parmesan that comes in a shaker and it tends to turn slightly clumpy and pasty. I'll definitely make this again!

SarahMc
5

SarahMc

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!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 378 cal
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs
  • 45 g
  • 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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