Asparagus noodles recipe, a low carb asparagus pasta on a red background

Asparagus Noodles with Pesto

Zucchini noodles are cool and all, but have you tried asparagus noodles? Like bright green fettuccine, this asparagus pasta makes a delicious low carb dinner!
Course Main Dishes, Pastas, Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus noodles, asparagus pasta
Diet Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
Occasion Easter, St. Patrick's Day
Time 15 minutes or less, 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 250kcal
Author Sarah Bond


  • 1 lb asparagus 450 g
  • 1 tsp olive oil 5 mL
  • 1/4 cup pesto 60 g
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese 30 g
  • Garnish with pine nuts, coarse sea salt, black pepper


  • Asparagus Noodles: Clean and dry asparagus. Break off the tough bottom inch of each spear. Use a vegetable peeler to shave the asparagus into long strips, moving from the tip to the bottom.
  • Saute: Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium/high heat, then add asparagus. Cook, tossing frequently, until asparagus noodles are bright green and slightly tender, just 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Serve: Stir in pesto and feta, topping with pine nuts, salt, and pepper.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.6g | Protein: 10.7g | Fat: 19.6g | Saturated Fat: 5.7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 470mg | Fiber: 5.3g | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 5.2mg