Lemon Asparagus Pasta by @Tessa_port

A vegetarian spring pasta dish! It's creamy, cheesy and bright thanks to the lemon! The asparagus offers the best little crunch and gives this dish a little heartiness! Plus it's done in 20ish minutes!

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: asparagus, cheese, lemon, pasta, vegetarian


  • 1 lb spaghetti, linguini or fettuccini
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, or half of a large one, diced
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth can use chicken if adding meat
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan


  • In a large pot, boil salted water for pasta. Once boiling, add noodles and cook until done.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt 2 tbsp butter over medium heat. Once melted, add the onion and asparagus and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes until slightly softened. Then add in garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Next add in the heavy cream, vegetable broth, lemon juice and Italian seasoning. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cheeses and let cook until melty. Then toss in the cooked pasta. Zest some fresh lemon over the top and serve. Enjoy!


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