Asparagus-Leek Pasta

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Recipe: #38726

May 18, 2022

"This is out of the May 2021 Good Housekeeping magazine..."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (303.5 g)
  • Calories 282.9
  • Total Fat - 18.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 18.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1601.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 25.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.8 g
  • Sugars - 7.4 g
  • Protein - 9.1 g
  • Calcium - 225.5 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 46 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook fettuccine per package directions, adding asparagus during last 2 minutes of cooking.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-low heat, add garlic, leek, fresh thyme leaves, red pepper flakes and salt. Cook stirring occasionally, until very tender, 12 to 15 minutes.

Step 3

Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water (set aside). Drain pasta and asparagus and add to skillet with leek mixture. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/4 cup of reserved pasta water and gently toss to combine. Toss with shaved Parmesan, adding more cooking water if pasta seems dry. Serve topped with grated lemon zest, additional Parmesan and cracked pepper.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


Loved this pasta! I used whole wheat linguine and avocado oil. I didn't have any Parmesan to shave, to I used the grated kind my kids eat by the bucketful. It was flavorful and yummy and the perfect side dish for my pork chops. The asparagus was so good, I was picking it out of the pasta and eating it like candy.


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(31 Jan 2023)

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