Lemon Parmesan Garlic Orzo Pasta with Asparagus Recipe

Lemon Parmesan Garlic Orzo Pasta with Asparagus Recipe

How To Make Lemon Parmesan Garlic Orzo Pasta with Asparagus

A lemony and garlicky parmesan sauce imparts a world of flavors to this orzo pasta recipe. It’s served with asparagus and is a complete meal on its own.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 3cupswater
  • 8ozorzo pasta,uncooked
  • 1lbasparagus
  • ¼cupbutter
  • 2tbspgarlic,fresh minced
  • 3tbspfresh lemon juice,depending on taste
  • ¾cupParmesan Cheese,Grated
  • Salt and pepper,to taste
  • lemon wedges,for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Cook the orzo in a large pot according to package directions. Add the asparagus the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain.

  2. In a medium skillet over medium heat add the butter. Next add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon juice, and parmesan cheese.

  3. Add the orzo and asparagus and toss. Salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 306.06kcal
  • Fat: 13.22g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.06g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.67g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.41g
  • Fiber: 3.29g
  • Sugar: 2.99g
  • Protein: 13.69g
  • Cholesterol: 32.98mg
  • Sodium: 647.03mg
  • Calcium: 263.32mg
  • Potassium: 296.39mg
  • Iron: 2.44mg
  • Vitamin A: 132.19µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.78mg
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