This simple one-pot pasta features fresh asparagus and is as lovely to look at as it is delicious to eat. Serve smaller portions of this creamy pasta as a first course, or make it a luxurious main dish.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2021

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Credit: Ngoc Minh Ngo

Recipe Summary

total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a bowl, whisk together egg yolks, cream, cheese, lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper to combine.

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  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta 2 minutes less than per package instructions. Add asparagus; cook until bright green and tender, about 2 minutes more. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain. 

  • Return pasta and asparagus to pot along with egg mixture. Toss until well combined, adding a few tablespoons of pasta water at a time until sauce coats pasta. Add lemon juice; season to taste. Serve immediately, with more cheese, pepper, and lemon zest.

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