Lemon Garlic Butter Asparagus Pasta
Create a delightful culinary experience with our Lemon Garlic Butter Asparagus Pasta. This mouthwatering dish combines the freshness of asparagus with the zesty tang of lemon and the richness of garlic-infused butter, resulting in a flavorful pasta that will leave your taste buds tingling.
- 8 oz. linguine pasta
- 1 bunch of fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- Zest and juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the linguine pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
- Add the asparagus pieces to the skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until they become tender-crisp.
- Toss in the cooked pasta, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Stir well to combine all the flavors.
- Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss again to coat everything evenly.
- Remove from heat and serve immediately, garnished with additional lemon zest and Parmesan if desired.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Indulge in the perfect blend of springtime freshness and Italian-inspired flavors with our Lemon Garlic Butter Asparagus Pasta. This dish is not only visually appealing but also bursting with vibrant tastes that will make it a family favorite. Whether you’re planning a special dinner or a quick weekday meal, this recipe is a must-try for pasta lovers.
Nutritional information (per serving): Calories 320 | Total Fat 12g | Saturated Fat 7g | Cholesterol 30mg | Sodium 190mg | Total Carbohydrates 45g | Dietary Fiber 4g | Sugars 3g | Protein 10g
Create cherished moments at your dining table with Lemon Garlic Butter Asparagus Pasta. This delightful dish is a symphony of flavors, where the mild bitterness of asparagus harmonizes with the bright citrusy notes of lemon, all enveloped in a rich garlic-infused butter sauce. It’s a pasta recipe that appeals to both the eyes and the palate, making it a perfect choice for gatherings or a cozy meal at home. Enjoy the balance of textures and flavors in every forkful, and savor the satisfaction of a well-executed pasta dish that’s both elegant and easy to prepare.