Pasta with Asparagus and Goat Cheese

Asparagus and pasta dish.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • ½ (16 ounce) package whole grain spaghetti

  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and chopped

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 4 ounces goat cheese

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 7 to 9 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a second large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add asparagus and blanch until they turn bright green, about 3 minutes. Remove and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking.

  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk flour into the melted butter. Add broth and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Mix in goat cheese and lemon zest. Add cooked spaghetti and asparagus and toss until covered in sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

367 Calories
12g Fat
51g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 367
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 175mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 137mg 11%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 402mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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