15 Asparagus Pasta Recipes You'll Want to Make on Repeat
From creamy fettuccine to shrimp and penne, classic pasta dishes become even better with the addition of fresh, snappy asparagus. Read on for all the asparagus pasta recipes you need in your repertoire, including fresh ideas for asparagus pasta salad, pasta with pesto, primavera, and more.
Lemon Asparagus Pasta
Lemon zest and juice lend penne and asparagus an extra bright flavor. Salty Parmesan rounds it out.
No-Cream Pasta Primavera
This pasta packs in squash, zucchini, carrot, red bell pepper, tomatoes, green beans, and asparagus. Roasting the veggies first gives them a more robust flavor.
Elegant Penne with Asparagus and Shrimp
Cooked in a buttery white wine sauce, our Elegant Penne with Asparagus and Shrimp comes together in just 35 minutes. It serves two, making it ideal for a date night in — you've already opened a bottle of wine.
Prosciutto and Asparagus Pasta
"The flavors and textures are wonderful together," Allrecipes Allstar Buckwheat Queen says. "I sautéed the onions, prosciutto, and the asparagus together until the ham was lightly warmed, not crisp, as to not ruin the prosciutto. I then simply tossed it all together with the pasta at the last minute."
Creamy Asparagus Pasta
Light cream and butter coat linguine and asparagus. Throw this family-sized recipe together in about 30 minutes on a weeknight, though reviewers note that thickening the sauce may take extra time.
Chicken and Asparagus with Penne Pasta
Serve chicken over buttery penne pasta for a simple, satisfying dinner. "As I write this review my husband is having his third serving. That definitely earns five stars," Pam Ziegler Lutz says.
Roasted Eggplant and Asparagus Pasta Salad
Keep a batch of this lemony pasta salad in the refrigerator for easy workweek lunches. Roasted eggplant can easily take the place of meat.
Ham and Asparagus Fettuccine
Give leftover ham new life with fettuccine, heavy cream, butter, and Parmesan. Earthy, slightly bitter asparagus provides a nice contrast to the rich alfredo-style sauce.
Baked Asparagus and Mushroom Pasta
"Take classic Mediterranean flavors and make American-style comfort food for your family! If you are looking for a meatless meal, serve this with a salad and crusty bread. If your family prefers a protein, a rotisserie chicken or a slice of ham would be an easy and tasty addition to the lovely flavors of this casserole," Allrecipes Allstar Bibi says.
Cool and Light Pasta and Herbs
Made with warm weather in mind, this asparagus and green pea pasta tastes refreshing even though it's served hot. Fresh mint, basil, parsley, and scallions contribute to its garden-fresh flavor.
Smoked Salmon Tortellini with Bechamel Sauce
Like smoked salmon and cream cheese on a bagel, the combination of Bechamel sauce, cheese tortellini, and smoked salmon just works. Asparagus and mushrooms add a nice chew.
Milk, butter, and mascarpone make a simple sauce that's luxurious enough for scallops. If you're craving asparagus, take the advice of reviewers and use more than the recipe calls for. This advice goes for mushrooms, too.
Sandy's Primavera Casserole
Full of red bell pepper, yellow squash, sugar snap peas, grape tomatoes, and asparagus, this cheesy casserole sneaks in more veggies than the average pasta.
Italian Vegetable Fusilli with Basil Mint Pesto
With cooling mint pesto, this versatile fusilli recipe would benefit from adding tomatoes, green peas, or green beans — just a few of the vegetables that reviewers have tried it with. Though the recipe calls for fusilli, you can make it with farfalle (as pictured) and other types of pasta.
Lemon, Garlic, and Asparagus Warm Caprese Pasta Salad
Turn Caprese salad into a warm meal with this recipe, which pairs the traditional ingredients with penne and asparagus.