Creamy pasta with asparagus & peas

Creamy pasta with asparagus & peas

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(36 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 250g fusilli or your favourite pasta shape
  • 300g asparagus spear, woody ends removed, cut into lengths
  • 175g frozen pea
  • zest and juice ½ lemon
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  • 100g soft cheese with chives

Method

  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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Andi93
16th Aug, 2015
3.8
While this recipe isn't the most complicated in the world, with enough lemon juice and seasoning it makes for a delightful summer dinner. It's also a good starting point for people who like to add to it and get creative. Definitely having garlic bread, pancetta, and some mint the next time around. More recipes like these please!
krissy81
10th Mar, 2015
5.05
This was really tasty and very quick to dish up. Cheap and easy, will be making this again!
katielou93
28th Jan, 2015
Omg love this recipe even my 1 year old did! I did add chicken just to bulk it out but we will be having this agen but a little less lemon next time.
ameredith1
20th Nov, 2014
0.05
This was revolting. The peas did not go with the pasta whatsoever. Me and my boyfriend couldn't finish it. It has little to no taste apart from a strong taste of peas. The cream cheese sauce was sticky and sickly. Would not have this again
SharMW
19th Nov, 2014
0.05
Absolutely awful. No-one ate it, the lemon over powdered it & it needed so much seasoning
freda_nelson
12th Aug, 2014
2.55
This was a refreshing dish - but it needs LOTS of seasoning. As someone suggested before, I also added creme fraiche after the cream cheese. I think it's needed, as the pasta didn't so much have a sauce as a 'coating'. All in all though, I did really enjoy it.
westde
8th Jun, 2014
Simple yet delicious. I added some fresh chopped mint and it really worked with combination of peas and asparagus.
emmas29
15th May, 2014
5.05
We loved this recipe, it was really light and fresh tasting. There was quite a lot left in the pan, but that was fine as it allowed for second helpings! I used fresh pasta spirals so the entire dish was ready in under 5 minutes. Mindful of the earlier comments I added a stock cube and some white wine to the pasta water, then mixed a bit more wine in with the cheese (half fat philly with chives), I also added a spoonful of creme fraiche and LOTS of seasoning before mixing with the pasta and adding a bit of the cooking liquid. I topped it with a little shaved parmesan and served with a wedge of lemon for extra squeezing (having already used the juice of half and the zest of the whole lemon I still felt that it could take more). I will definitely make this again!
Katerina T
4th May, 2014
Yum! I really enjoyed this recipe!
UberRob
26th Apr, 2014
3.8
Super-easy recipe... but needed a lot of salt and pepper or was quite bland. Quantities makes for two large meals. (I left out the lemon, added a small pot (80g?) of pancetta and doubled the cheese... but would need more pancetta I think ).

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