Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Lemon Pasta

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  • 1 pound pasta (spiral-shaped)
  • 1 pound asparagus spears (slender, trimmed, cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel (finely)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh tarragon (chopped, plus more for garnish)
  • 5 1/2 ounces soft fresh goat cheese (the pre-crumbled stuff will not melt as well)
  • fresh lemon juice (to taste, optional)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium4% DV100mg
    Fat25% DV16g
    Protein31% DV16g
    Carbs21% DV62g
    Fiber16% DV4g
    Calories450Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat16g25%
    Saturated Fat5g25%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate62g21%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C25%

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


    Adam Platt 3 months ago
    Good added chicken ...
    Julia Beynon 6 months ago
    Quick and easy and even a pleaser for my carnivorous family!!! note, i didn't have fresh tarragon available in my area at this time and used a super strong looking parsley instead. Great, easy weeknight recipe.
    La mère de Margot 6 months ago
    Great for summer. Would make it again.
    Joshua Denson 6 months ago
    Smells like a mix between a farm and a craft store but actually tasted pretty good haha
    Villegas 6 months ago
    I added pesto and chicken and it turned out amazing!
    M. S. 6 months ago
    really good!! sub spice with parsley.
    Substituted parsley for the tarragon and added a splash of lemon juice. No flavor was too overpowering. Paired really well with the Foursight Semillon.
    Nicole R. 8 months ago
    Used spinach instead- awesome!
    Ashton Hansen 8 months ago
    Delicious and easy. I substituted orzo, added roasted red pepper for added color and sweetness and drizzled a touch of truffle oil to finish it. Will make again and continue to explore seasonal alternatives to this dish.
    Featherkile 8 months ago
    I added more goat cheese and some mozzarella cheese. I'm not a fan of black licorice so I didn't use as much of the tarragon, it's a little over powering for me. Other than that, it was great!
    very bland, no real flavor
    Elizabeth P. 8 months ago
    It was yummy 😋. A perfect blend.
    Kati Brisco a year ago
    Added tomato, mushrooms, ans chicken! It was definitely a hit!
    Panchali Walford a year ago
    Amazing! A favorite recipe!
    Janeather Campbell 2 years ago
    It was really good and easy to cook. thanks.
    Danielle T. 2 years ago
    Great! It's become a regular at my house
    whitnee goode 2 years ago
    it turned out great. I substituted green onion and roasted garlic for the terragon. I also used the sauteed mushrooms with lemon as a side dish that ended up in the pasta. Very pretty and delicious. The goat cheese was stronger than I was expecting, but I was into it. The lemon balanced it out.
    Yo Homie 2 years ago
    Delicious I added quite a bit of lemon at the end. I would put more lemon peel in. I also used black truffle goat cheese- so good!
    Nichelle Johnson 2 years ago
    It turned out pretty good. I added grape tomatoes and corn which made my pallet shoot for the moon!
    Kimberly Domercant 2 years ago
    Overall tasty dish. The goat cheese isn't something I've had's an acquired taste.
    Collins 2 years ago
    Very easy to make. Not sure that I've had Tumeric before. Next time I would add less.
    Jo 2 years ago
    Really good! Used dill instead of tarragon. Added pea pods and spinach.
    TinyDancer 3 years ago
    I wasn't too sure what to expect with this simple recipe combining ingredients that I like, but it worked out great. I used more cheese and lemon zest, and added lemon juice to keep it from getting too dry. I also used fresh basil instead of tarragon. Will make it again.
    Lara Phillips 3 years ago
    Pretty bland not one I would do again Too lemony in flavour. Sauce was not overly full for such minimal dish
    Amanda 3 years ago
    Flavor was slightly bland. Added some black and red pepper to taste. I would probably try it again as a side dish.
    Blazé 3 years ago
    Didn't expect it to taste as good as it did based on the preparation. Very unique flavor without too many calories.
    Andrea Gordner 3 years ago
    Not too much flavor, used treys cheese. Might make it again but it wasn't my favorite by any means. Was quick though
    Jorieke D. 3 years ago
    Wow, what a flavour! The combination of asparagus and goat cheese is very good. The cheese flavour was sometimes a bit too strong, but I fixed it with honey (also a very good combination!).
    Nancy Firestone 3 years ago
    Delicious meal, easy and quick to put together. A bit high on the calorie, fat, carbs but really good for an occasional treat.
    Jessica W. 3 years ago
    I love goat cheese but the combination of it with the tarragon was a little much for me. I will definitely be leaving the tarragon out next time!