Creamy pasta with asparagus & peas

Creamy pasta with asparagus & peas

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(39 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 2
Take five ingredients and whip up this simple green vegetable fusilli supper for two, plus hit 3 of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal658
  • fat28g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs75g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre7g
  • protein25g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 250g fusilli or your favourite pasta shape
  • 300g asparagus spear, woody ends removed, cut into lengths
  • 175g frozen pea
  • zest and juice ½ lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 100g soft cheese with chives


  1. Cook the pasta following the pack instructions. Two minutes before the end of the cooking time, add the asparagus and peas. Boil everything together for the final 2 mins, then scoop out and reserve a cup of the cooking liquid from the pan before draining the pasta and veg.

  2. Return the pasta and veg to the pan and add the lemon zest, soft cheese and seasoning. Add a squeeze of lemon juice to taste and stir in 2-3 tbsp of the cooking liquid to loosen the sauce.

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15th Apr, 2014
It's a great and often used recipe especially when having guests. I think the sauce benefis from using some dry white wine and a some stock. By using more asparagus you can even reduce the quantity of cream. Also great with white asparus, which of course you have to peel before using. The peels make a great and tasty stock.
13th Jan, 2014
After reading the comments decided to leave out the lemon, used normal cheese and chives seperately but overall a good quick and easy meal. Would make again. I think the portions are qutie generous.
11th Dec, 2013
Not an unpleasant dish but certainly lacking something.
30th May, 2013
think i found the missing ingredient - Chorizo. Add this and the dish and it is fantastic! I have cooked this abut 10 times now, yum!
19th Apr, 2013
Me and my partner enjoyed this recipe :)
9th Apr, 2013
I thought it was quite tasty, when you consider the amount of ingredients and time taken. Black pepper was a must though!
22nd Feb, 2013
Quick, easy, filling and colourful. Had mine with garlic bread. Whole family enjoyed.
10th Feb, 2013
I need to know what the proportion of daily allowance this dish is :s its for school because I'm going to make it but i need to know that information and i really don't know how to find it out :(
2nd Feb, 2013
Sorry to say this was the first recipe I have taken from this website, cooked and disliked. It was really bland, the tang from the lemon didn't work for me, it's about the first time in three months that I left more than half on the plate. The redeeming feature is that there isnt much washing up to do, and it was quick to prepare. Not for me sadly.
5th Dec, 2012
could possibly say it is a bit bland but wasnt exactly disappointed with it and i would definitely make it again.


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