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Spring Asparagus Fettuccine

10
9
9
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
With May also being Asparagus month -- now's the perfect time to indulge in our light and lemony asparagus fettuccine.

Ingredients

salted butter

2 tsp

olive oil

2 tsp

uncooked asparagus

1 pound(s), cut into 1-inch pieces

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

¼ pinch

egg(s)

1 large

fat free creamer

1 cup(s), such as fat-free half & half

cornstarch

1 tsp, mixed with 1 tablespoon water

uncooked pasta

½ pound(s), fettuccine, cooked and kept hot

fresh parsley

¼ cup(s), fresh, chopped

grated Parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp

lemon zest

1 Tbsp

fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add asparagus, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and asparagus begins to brown, about 6 minutes; remove from pot and set aside. (Note: If using thick asparagus, peel the bottom of each stalk with a vegetable peeler and then slice each in half lengthwise to ensure they'll be properly cooked.)
  2. Meanwhile, whisk egg and half and half together in a small bowl; add mixture to the same pot used to cook the asparagus. Place over medium heat and add cornstarch mixture, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add remaining ingredients and asparagus back to pot, stir to mix and serve immediately. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.

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