Repeating a favorite

I try not to bore you with too many repeats on the recipes but this pasta is one of my favorite spring dishes so I had to have it again.  It doesn’t take too many ingredients and is simple to prepare.  The combination of the tangy goat cheese, the crisp asparagus and the tart lemon makes the pasta so delicious.  Enjoy!

Pasta with asparagus and goat cheese

  • pasta of your choice (I used small shells)
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 2 medium shallots, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lb asparagus (tough ends broken off and chopped into 1 inch lengths)
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to cooking directions.  Drain (reserve about 1/2 cup of cooking liquid.)

While pasta cooks saute shallots in olive oil until soft (about 2 – 3 minutes).  Add asparagus and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring until crisp and tender (about 7 – 8 minutes).

Add pasta and cooking water to pan with shallots and asparagus.  Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice and goat cheese to combine.  Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Springtime pasta

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About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

One Response to Repeating a favorite

  1. Celia says:

    Vicky, Vicky, Vicky, Wow Yum Yum Yum down here in Fl alone and had Italian Chopped Salad and Brussels Sprouts for dinner. You are my savior. Loved it ALL,. Celia

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