Great recipe, love the idea of the creamy sauce, the lemon and asparagus. I found the recipe quantities to be too small for 3 adults as a main dinner dish. I doubled the pasta, and asparagus , but almost had to triple the sauce recipe in order to make sure the pasta was fully coated- I should also add that I added diced chicken breast to the recipe so I guess a little extra sauce would be needed for this. I only added a pinch of extra lemon zest and kept the same amount of lemon juice however, I still thought it was slightly over powering, the other 2 people thought it was great though. I used thyme instead of tarragon as I had some in my fridge All in all, it went down a treat and I will definitely be trying it again
A pasta dish with flair and flavorThis 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! Pros: Easy to make, quick, simple ingredients
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! Pros: Easy to make, quick, simple ingredients
easy and good My husband loved it. I used fresh tarragon and apparently have never cooked with it before and decided I didnt like it. Smells and tastes like black licorice to me. If you dont mind tarragon though, its a great recipe. Pros: easy Cons: tarragon
Delicious! Will make again. Yum! A friend of mine is a picky eater on top of being vegetarian and she (like my boyfriend and I, who are not picky eaters) really enjoyed this dish. I used a little extra lemon than called for, a little less tarragon than called for, 2% milk instead of whole, and regular ol' Dijon mustard instead of the grainy stuff (only because whenever I buy the grainy kind I never use it all up before it goes bad). I had no issues with these small changes - the flavor and texture were still great. I will absolutely make this again and my picky eater friend asked for the recipe! My boyfriend thought it would be good with chicken added, so I will probably try that at some point. Pros: Easy, summery, flavorful, inexpensive
Great lemon flavor I cooked this recipe and loved every single bite! The fresh lemon taste with the asparagus was really great to have on a cold winter's night. It reminded me of a nice summer dish with all of the fresh flavors of the lemon zest and juice in the cream sauce. I doubled this recipe and it was just plenty for three with two portions for left overs. I will definitely try this again with the addition of mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes that was suggested. I know it would add even more dimension to the dish. However, my sister felt the lemon was too much. I thought it was just right, so I suppose you have to try it to see it for yourselves! Pros: Fresh, lively and easy to make
lemon and asparagus are a heavenly combination! I had picked asparagus from my garden today, and we had leftover ham, so this pasta dish was a perfect quick dinner! I have a favorite lemon sauce that is loaded with butter and cream, and this lighter version was quicker just as tasty. I added some of the pasta water and a bit of chicken broth to the sauteed onion and garlic and simmered to reduce it before adding the milk-flour mixture. I believe that added flavor and substance to the sauce. Because the ham was salty I left out the mustard. Pros: serve with sliced tomatoes in balsamic vinaigrette and a Riesling! Cons: If I had had fresh parsley I would have added that too.
6 oz for Two I used 6oz of pene in stead of 4oz for two people. My measure is: 3oz per person if not hungry or if accompanied with extra dish; 4oz per person if hungry or eaten alone. With the other ingredients i added a bit here and there and used pasta cooking water when the sauce became too thick. Pros: GOURMET COOKING FOR TWO ON A WEEKNIGHT! Cons: 4oz pasta for two is a bit scarce...
DEEE-licious I made this recipe exactly the way it called for, except I doubled it. It was creamy and delicious and not very time consuming. The lemon zest is really what gives the dish its kick. My boyfriend, who is definitely the better cook of the house, loved it! My only complaint is that I come to this website for healthy recipes and this one has whole milk and all-purpose flour in it, and not to mention the cheese, so it's probably not the most health concious meal. Who cares, though, it was the bomb. Pros: Easy, tasty
Great, easy recipeI was worried that this wouldn't come out as well since we used soy milk instead of whole, but it was delicious. Incredibly easy too.Pros: Good for guests or a quick weeknight dinner
Great, easy recipe I was worried that this wouldn't come out as well since we used soy milk instead of whole, but it was delicious. Incredibly easy too. Pros: Good for guests or a quick weeknight dinner
Easy, Light, and Creamy! This is a really nice weeknight meal. It satisfied my desire for a creamy pasta dish that wasn't heavy, and I didn't feel guilty about eating! Next time I might add more lemon zest and make a shake of red pepper flakes for a little zing! Pros: Light yet creamy comfort food Cons: Not overly bursting with flavor