Lemony Asparagus Pasta

This dish is so amazing!  I love the combination of the flavors.  It is like a lemony alfredo sauce with an asparagus kick.  Soooo good! I served mine with some yummy tilapia.  Enjoy!
-8 oz penne pasta
-1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and broken into 1 inch pieces
-1 1/2 cups milk (no lower than a 2% fat content)
-1 Tbs Dijon mustard
-4 tsp flour
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 tsp pepper
-2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
-4 garlic cloves, minced
-1 Tbs lemon juice
-1 cup Parmesan cheese
Bring a pot of water to a boil.  Toss in pasta and cook for 6 minutes.  Add asparagus and continue cooking for about 3-4 more minutes.  Drain.
Meanwhile, whisk milk, mustard, flour, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.  Heat oil in small sauce pan.  Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.  Add milk mixture and stir.  Bring to a boil and cook for an extra 2 minutes, or until sauce is thickened.  Stir in lemon juice.  Pour sauce over drained pasta and asparagus.  Mix well.  Pour cheese on top and mix well.  Enjoy!


Delicios! Imi ploua in gura, imi plac pastele si sparanghelul! Can't wait to try this (of course modified for our non-dairy needs) :) Te pup!