Garlic Asparagus & Pasta with Lemon Cream
Recipe from Fitness

Succulent baby squash, curly pasta ribbons, and a low-fuss, lemon-infused cream sauce make this an elegant but quick meal.


Garlic Asparagus & Pasta with Lemon Cream

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Ingredients
  • 8   ounces 
    dried mafalda or rotini pasta
  • 2   cups 
    asparagus spears cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8   
    baby sunburst squash and/or pattypan squash, halved (4 ounces)
  • 2   
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1   tablespoon 
    margarine or butter
  • 1/2  cup 
    whipping cream
  • 2   teaspoons 
    finely shredded lemon peel
Directions
1.
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Return pasta to saucepan.
2.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook asparagus, squash, and garlic in hot margarine for 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Remove with a slotted spoon and add to pasta.
3.
Combine whipping cream and lemon peel in skillet. Bring to boiling. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 1/3 cup. To serve, pour cream mixture over pasta mixture; toss gently to coat.
Tip
  • If you cant find baby sunburst squash or pattypan squash, substitute 1 medium zucchini or yellow summer squash, cut into 8 pieces.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 370, Fat, total (g) 15, chol. (mg) 41, sat. fat (g) 8, carb. (g) 49, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 10, vit. A (RE) 227, vit. C (mg) 12, sodium (mg) 49, calcium (mg) 40, iron (mg) 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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