Asparagus & Lemon Pasta

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A dish that says: Finally, spring is here!

Camille C.
Camille C.

4 minutes

Prep time

12 minutes

Cook time

499 cal.

Per serving


Stovetop, Pot (small), Grater, Frying pan


Pasta (orecchiette)

Step 1

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions.

Asparagus (fresh)

Step 2

Use a paring knife to scrape off the spikes on the asparagus stalks.

Asparagus (fresh)

Step 3

Wash the asparagus & snap off the woody ends. Slice the asparagus on the diagonal.


Step 4

Grate the lemon zest into a bowl.


Step 5

Juice the lemon into a separate bowl.

Pasta (orecchiette)
Asparagus (fresh)

Step 6

Just before the pasta is done cooking, add the asparagus to the pot. Cook together for 2-3 min.

Pasta (orecchiette)
Asparagus (fresh)

Step 7

Drain the pasta & asparagus, reserving a bit of the cooking liquid.

Butter (unsalted)

Step 8

Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the lemon juice. Stir & let it simmer for 2 min.

Pasta (orecchiette)
Asparagus (fresh)

Step 9

Add the pasta & asparagus to the pan.

Step 10

Add a bit of the pasta cooking liquid. Stir & simmer.

Parmesan (grated)

Step 11

Add most of the grated parmesan. Cook, stirring until it comes together into a cheesy lemon-butter sauce. Season with salt & pepper.


Step 12

Add half of the lemon zest to the pan & mix.

Parmesan (grated)

Step 13

Serve the pasta garnished with the rest of the lemon zest & parmesan. Spring has sprung!

Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy499 cal.
Fat22 g
Carbohydrates58 g
Protein18 g
Fiber6 g

On average, one serving of the recipe "Asparagus & Lemon Pasta" contains 499 Energy, 22 g of Fat, 58 g of Carbohydrates, 18 g of Protein, 6 g of Fiber.

Asparagus & Lemon Pasta
Very easy