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Creamy Lemon Pasta with Shaved Asparagus

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6 servings, about 1 cup each

They'll know they're celebrating spring when you serve a pasta dish like this—with a lovely lemon cream sauce and freshly peeled asparagus strips.

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  • Cook spaghetti in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, use vegetable peeler to peel asparagus into thin strips.
  • Drain spaghetti, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water. Blend reserved water, cream cheese, garlic, lemon juice and bouillon in blender until smooth.
  • Return spaghetti to saucepan. Add cream cheese sauce and asparagus; mix lightly. Cook on medium heat 3 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently. Sprinkle with Parmesan and lemon zest.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with a mixed green salad to round out the meal.

How to Easy Peel the Asparagus

When peeling asparagus near the bottom of each spear, place the thin spear on top of a flat wooden spatula handle. This will raise the asparagus off the work surface to allow you to shave the last few strips.


Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.


  • 6 servings, about 1 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, about 1 cup each
Calories 340
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 360mg
Carbohydrate 46g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • dixicup |

    We enjoyed this meal. It was a new to us and offered us a break from the same stuff that gets boring. The hardest part was the asparagus. I tied the receipe tip but that was not adequate enough for me. Would have appreciated a " How to" video. The flavor was fresh and very enjoyable.

  • Sarafrogs |

    Not vegetarian. Parmesan cheese is not vegetarian. It uses rennet as its enzyme.

  • goldylocks0224 |

    so the hardest part was shaving the asparagus. and wasn't sure if it was meant to be raw or cooked so I was confused till we ate it. It was really good and kids ate it!!