pasta with asparagus and goat cheese sauce

Pasta with Asparagus and Goat Cheese

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


This easy recipe for pasta with asparagus and goat cheese comes together quickly for a delicious supper full of rich springtime flavor.


  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 8 ounces pasta (any kind will work, but we love fettuccine for this one!)
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, room temperature and cut into pieces.
  • 2 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions in heavily salted water.  Add the chopped asparagus 3 minutes before the pasta is done, and scoop out a cup of the pasta water before you drain everything.
  2. Return the drained pasta and asparagus to the pot.  Add the walnuts, goat cheese, mustard and parsley and drizzle in about 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta water.  Toss with tongs until everything is well mixed and the goat cheese is melty.
  3. Keep drizzling in the pasta water until you have a nice light sauce, then divide among warmed plates and serve!