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Asparagus and Zucchini Pappardelle with Parmesan

A quick and easy dish that will leave your pasta cravings satisfied! Sprinkle with mint and pine nuts for added touch of flavor.
Asparagus and Zucchini Pappardelle with Parmesan

Asparagus and Zucchini Pappardelle with Parmesan

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  • 4Servings


  • 8 oz whole grain pappardelle (TIP: This can be found dried or in the fresh pasta section.)
  • 2 yellow zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch lengths (TIP: Substitute broccolini if you can't find asparagus.)
  • 1 large lemon, zested and juiced, divided
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup toasted unsalted pine nuts, optional


1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook al dente according to package directions. Reserving ¼ cup cooking liquid, drain pasta.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet on medium-high, heat oil. Working in small batches, sauté zucchini, stirring frequently, until softened and golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Return all zucchini to skillet. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add asparagus, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally and scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan, until asparagus is tender and bright green, 2 to 3 minutes.

4. Remove from heat. Add pasta, lemon zest and cheese; toss to combine. If necessary, add enough reserved pasta-cooking water to reach desired consistency. Sprinkle with mint and pine nuts (if using).

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 289
  • Carbohydrate Content: 46 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 9 mg
  • Fat Content: 8 g
  • Fiber Content: 8 g
  • Protein Content: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 322 mg
  • Sugar Content: 5 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 3 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 2 g