Lemony Asparagus Pasta

June/July 2006, EatingWell Serves Two

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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.

"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

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
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
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
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
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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