Low-Calorie Recipe: Lemon Asparagus Pasta

The best recipes for low calorie meals are not only nutritious, but are surprisingly rich in flavour and easy to prepare. This recipe for Lemon Asparagus Pasta satisfies your pasta cravings minus the guilt.

Low Calorie Recipe: Lemon Asparagus Pasta‚Äč

One serving of Lemon Asparagus Pasta is only 396 calories, and is rich in Calcium, Folate, Magnesium, and Vitamin A. Its nutritional value makes it a great addition to your weight loss program.

 

Ingredients for Lemon Asparagus Pasta

4 ounces whole-wheat penne pasta, (about 1 1/2 cups)

1/2 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 3/4-inch pieces

2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard

2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

3/4 cup whole milk

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

2 tablespoons minced garlic

1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon, or 1/4 teaspoon dried

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

 

How To Cook Lemon Asparagus Pasta

1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, add your penne pasta and cook uncovered while stirring every now and then for about 8 minutes until penne is slightly firm.

2. Add your asparagus into the pot of boiling water with pasta. Cook until the pasta is al dente. Cook asparagus for 3 minutes, or until it is soft but remains bright green in color. Drain both pasta and asparagus.

3. Put the penne and asparagus in a large bowl. Add in your Parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Combine thoroughly.

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