Creamy Asparagus Pasta

 Creamy Asparagus Pasta


  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into ¾-inch pieces
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 4 teaspoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon dried tarragon
  •  1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook till almost done about 9 mins. Add asparagus and continue cooking until the pasta and asparagus are just tender. Drain and return to the pot.
  2. Whisk milk, mustard, cornstarch, salt and lemon pepper in a medium bowl. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for about a minute or two. Whisk in the milk mixture. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, and cook until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in tarragon, lemon zest and juice.
  3. Stir the sauce into the pasta-asparagus mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until the sauce is thick, creamy and coats the pasta, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in ¼ cup Parmesan. Divide the pasta among 4 bowls and top with the remaining ¼ cup Parmesan.

Got this recipe from a friend online.  Made it tonight.  It is so delicious.




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