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Lemony Asparagus Pasta

June/July 2006, EatingWell Serves Two

Your rating: None Average: 4.1 (110 votes)

Penne and asparagus are bathed in a rich sauce with a slight bite of mustard, lemon and Parmesan. This dish is lovely in early spring, when asparagus is at its peak and nights are still cool enough to inspire a craving for something rich and warm.



READER'S COMMENT:
"This was super easy to make and all our guests loved it. We doubled the recipe and it was fab. Made enough for five people. "
Lemony Asparagus Pasta

17 Reviews for Lemony Asparagus Pasta

03/25/2015
Anonymous
Taste very good, but....

Though I liked the recipe, I wish I had looked at the quantity of the ingredients before deciding to make it. I realized that 4 oz. of pasta wasn't enough to feed two teenagers, so I doubled it. Now, I have a recipe that I have to use 1 cup of cheese. I wouldn't consider this to be healthy. Any recipe can appear to be healthy if the quantity is small enough. Misleading!

Great flavor
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01/18/2015
Anonymous
Very impressed

I don't usually make creamy sauces because they're too fatty, but this one has great flavour and texture without excessive calories. I used dijon mustard instead of wholegrain, and rosemary instead of tarragon, but left all the other ingredients exact. Sauce is great!
I added some cooked chicken at the end to boost the protein.
Thank you for this recipe!

Very tasty, easy and worry free, healthy and not too creamy
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06/09/2014
Anonymous
This was spectacular!

It takes some prepping but O-M-G this is an amazing pasta dish! I used Trader Joe's brown rice penne and it came out great. I made a double recipe and had enough for 3 more meals. I was actually surprised at how well it reheated, especially with the rice pasta. I love all things lemon and mustard so to put the 2 together was a terrific treat for my taste buds. Husband loved it just as much! I served it with the Lemony Carrot salad =)

Light, creamy, amazing flavor, reheatable
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05/22/2014
Anonymous
great side or main dish

I made this tonight with leftover asparagus. I did not have a fresh lemon or tarragon, but this turned out great. I also used 1% milk instead of whole. I added just a bit more mustard because I had cheap grainy mustard instead of the good stuff. My 7 yr old loved it. Seeing her eat two servings made me think that one could serve this with chicken mixed in as a main dish. My husband and I also sprinkled a little truffle salt over top (if you don't have any, buy it! well worth the price). Delish!

quick, easy, full of flavor
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12/13/2013
A pasta dish with flair and flavor

This is a great dish. I was sceptical of the recipe making enough for two, but it really does. I do not like tarragon, used basil instead; used bow tie instead of penne. Also, added some fresh sugar snap peas to it. Not good with sauces, I was a little nervous, but the sauce is easy and cooks up great, no lumping or clumping. Loved the lemony flavor. This is a keeper!

Easy to make, quick, simple ingredients
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