Lemony Pasta and Asparagus

barbara lentz


Really yummy pasta dish


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10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 bunch
    asparagus trimmed
  • ·
  • 12 oz
    angel hair pasta
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 6 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • ·
    zest and juice of 3 large lemons
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    grated pecorino-romano
  • 1/2 c
    fresh parsley chopped

How to Make Lemony Pasta and Asparagus


  1. Place a large pot of water on stove and add enough salt to make it taste like the sea. Cook the asparagus 4 minutes then with tongs remove the asparagus and set aside. Cook the pasta in the same water then drain reserving 1/4 cup pasta water.
  2. Place the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook 1 minutes. Add the zest and juice of the 3 lemons and the pasta water. Stir in the butter until melted. Add the pasta and asparagus and stir until well blended. Add half the cheese and cook until cheese is melted. Taste and adjust for seasoning.
  3. Serve topped with parsley and the rest of the grated cheese

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About Lemony Pasta and Asparagus

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian

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