Lemon, Goat Cheese & Asparagus Pasta

Lemon, Goat Cheese & Asparagus Pasta

I love asparagus and goat cheese, and the idea of both on pasta was something I had to try.  This recipe is easy enough to prepare, and the result is a tasty, unique pasta dish.


1 lb rotini or other pasta of your choice
1 lb asparagus
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon peel (grated finely)
5oz log goat cheese


Clean your asparagus, and snap the woody ends off with your hands.  It is easier to do this with your hands (my kids like to do it), since the hard part will naturally break off (rather than trying to guess or feel where the stem is too woody).

Lemon, Goat Cheese & Asparagus Pasta

Cut into into approx. 1/2″ to 1″ pieces.

Cook your pasta according to the instructions, leaving it a bit al dente.

Combine your olive oil and lemon peel, crumbling in the goat cheese.

Drain your pasta and asparagus, but save about a cup of the water.

Mix the pasta, asparagus, and about 1/4 cup of the reserved cooking liquid, adding in the oil/lemon/cheese mixture.  Toss gently, adding more liquid if needed.

Add salt and pepper to taste.



Adapted from this recipe at Bon Appetit.



By | 2017-01-01T23:57:27+00:00 December 5th, 2014|Food, Pasta, Vegetarian|3 Comments

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  1. Julie Wood November 25, 2017 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    This pasta looks so delicious! I want to make it and have for dinner tonight! All I need to get is the asparagus.

  2. Amy D January 12, 2018 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    This is my type of flavor combo. I love goat cheese, and it looks good combining it with asperagus and pasta.

  3. ellen beck June 9, 2018 at 4:33 am - Reply

    This looks very good. I would like feta in it, just not a real pungent goat cheese and might ski the leon. I love the idea of asparagus and pasta. I would enjoy that.

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