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Asparagus Penne Carbonara

"This is a restaurant favourite you can serve at home with a spring burst of asparagus! The fresh lemon and mint flavours come shining through!"
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30 m servings 299 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (7 cups)

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  1. In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat and add asparagus and lemon rind. Cook for about 5 minutes or until tender crisp. Stir in lemon juice and mint; set aside.
  2. In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions or until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk together eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley and pepper; add to drained pasta and toss for about 45 seconds until pasta is creamy and coated well. Add asparagus mixture and toss to combine. Top with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.


  • Tip:
  • For that spring taste all year long, use 2 cups frozen peas as a substitute for asparagus.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 299 calories; 8.1 g fat; 43.5 g carbohydrates; 14.8 g protein; 134 mg cholesterol; 146 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Sorry, this recipe did not make it. Honestly I could only taste the lemon.

The recipe was very bland, not enough spices.