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Blogger News: Creamy Lemon Pasta with Shaved Asparagus 4.1.16

A pasta dish with a lovely lemon cream sauce and freshly peeled asparagus strips.

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Prep Time: 30min.
Total Time: 30min.
Servings: 6 servings, about 1 cup each
 
What You Need
 

  • 3/4 lb. spaghetti, uncooked
  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus spears, trimmed 
  • 6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed 
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • zest and juice from 1 lemon, divided
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

 
Make It
 

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

 
Kitchen Tips
 
Serving Suggestion
Serve with a mixed green salad to round out the meal.
 
How to Easy 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.
 
Substitute
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese.
 



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