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This summer fettuccine is packed with asparagus, lemon, garlic, and parm for a delicious meal made in 30 minutes or less! #summerrecipe #fettuccine #30minmeal #easydinner frostingandfettuccine.com

Fettuccine with Asparagus, Lemon, and Shaved Parmesan

This delicious and summer friendly fettuccine with asparagus, lemon, and shaved parm can be on your table in 30 minutes or less!
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Keyword: asparagus and lemon, fettuccine, pasta
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 52 minutes
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Sam Adler-Frostingandfettuccine.com


  • 1 lb. box fettuccine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 ½ lbs. fresh asparagus cleaned, and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium sized lemon zested, then juiced
  • Shaved Parmesan to taste
  • Salt to taste


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add pasta and cook according to package directions, reserving ½ cup of the pasta water before draining.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile in a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat, add the minced garlic, and saute for 2 minutes until golden and fragrant.
  • Add in the asparagus and saute 3-5 mins until cooked through.
  • Add a pinch of salt, the lemon juice, and zest.
  • Add in the cooked pasta, and then the reserved pasta water, and mix thoroughly to combine.
  • Turn off the heat and top the pasta with shaved parmesan cheese and serve warm.