Asparagus & Lemon Pasta

14 reviews

A dish that says: Finally, spring is here!

Camille C.
Camille C.
Very easy

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!

Personal notes

Add your own flavor!

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Nutrition facts

Average estimated amount for one serving

Energy499 cal.
Fat22 g
Carbohydrates58 g
Protein18 g
Fiber6 g

Values are based on an average estimate for one serving. All nutrition information presented on Jow is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, please consult with a health-care professional.

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.

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