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Creamy Lemon-Asparagus Pasta

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6 servings, about 1 cup each

Make anytime feel like springtime with lemon-asparagus pasta. Shaving the asparagus gives the Creamy Lemon-Asparagus Pasta appetizing verdant highlights.

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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 mixture and asparagus; mix lightly. Cook on medium heat 3 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan and lemon zest.

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Serving Suggestion

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

How to Easily 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
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 300mg
Carbohydrate 47g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Protein 12g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 25 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 10 %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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