Asparagus Pasta with Brown Butter Sauce- anti-cancer recipes- cook for your life

Asparagus Pasta With Brown Butter Sauce

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

Using vegetables as “pasta” is a great way to enjoy your vegetables in an inventive and delicious way. Plus it’s great for those on a gluten-free diet or who avoid processed foods like pasta....


  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 bunches of asparagus, spiralized or thinly sliced lengthwise (see Chef Tips)
  • salt and pepper to taste



Nutrition Facts


163 cals


14 g

Saturated Fat

9 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

4 g


6 g


2 g


3 g


6 g


329 mg


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  2. In a sauté pan, melt butter on medium-low heat. Add the oregano to the pan and cook, stirring often till the butter begins to brown. Take the butter off the heat and add the parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  3. Once the water is boiling, add the asparagus and cook for about 2 minutes, or until they just begin to soften.
  4. Add the asparagus to the butter sauce, gently toss to combine. Serve while warm.

Chef Tips

A sharp vegetable peeler can be used to shave the asparagus.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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