Lemon Asparagus Pasta with White Bean Sauce

  • Author: Claire Cary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


This creamy white bean pasta sauce is a delicious, dairy free dinner for the whole family. 




  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta according to package instructions. 
  2. Mince the garlic, chop the onion, and add both to a pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil. 
  3. Saute for 5-10 minutes or until slightly golden brown. 
  4. Drain and rinse the white beans and add to a food processor
  5. Transfer the onion and garlic to the food processor along with all remaining ingredients and process until completely smooth. You may need to let it run for a good 1-2 minutes to make sure it is completely smooth and no bean pieces remain. 
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. 
  7. To the same pan that you cooked the garlic and onion in, add the chopped asparagus and saute for 5-10 minutes or until it is your desired doneness. I like asparagus crunchy, so I only cook it for about 5 minutes. 
  8. Add the asparagus to the cooked pasta and pour the sauce on top. Stir together until well incorporated.
  9. Top with red pepper flakes and more nutritional yeast or cashew parm if desired. 


Once prepared, this pasta will store in the fridge for about 5 days. 

Be sure to use plain and unsweetened milk in this recipe! You don’t want any hints of vanilla sneaking in!

Any non-dairy milk will work such as soy milk if you have a nut allergy. 

The nutrition information is calculated using brown rice pasta. If you use a different type of pasta, the nutrition will be different. 

If you want the sauce to be thinner, add more almond milk as needed until it reaches your desired consistency. 

You can make the sauce in either a food processor or a high speed blender, but I personally find a food processor to be easier. 


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 427
  • Sugar: 3.7g
  • Fat: 17.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 62g
  • Fiber: 9.3g
  • Protein: 13.6g

Keywords: lemon asparagus pasta, lemon pasta, white bean pasta