Creamy pasta with asparagus & peas

Creamy pasta with asparagus & peas

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(48 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…

  • 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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17th Jun, 2019
Very nice recipe. I've added spring onion which also adds an extra flavour . It also takes much less time than normal onion.
16th Aug, 2015
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!
10th Mar, 2015
This was really tasty and very quick to dish up. Cheap and easy, will be making this again!
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.
20th Nov, 2014
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
19th Nov, 2014
Absolutely awful. No-one ate it, the lemon over powdered it & it needed so much seasoning
12th Aug, 2014
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.
8th Jun, 2014
Simple yet delicious. I added some fresh chopped mint and it really worked with combination of peas and asparagus.
15th May, 2014
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!


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