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October 12, 2007

Parmesan Pea Pasta

Parmesan Pea Pasta

Creamy pasta! What's not to like? This dish is quick, easy and versatile. It also draws raves. What better for a quick, delicious dinner on a week night?

What You'll Need:
Extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups of frozen or fresh peas
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup of fat free half and half
3/4 cup of Parmesan, shredded
1/2 cup of mozzarella, shredded
2 cups of cooked spaghetti noodles

Parmesan Pea Pasta

In a large skillet sauté onion, garlic and peas with a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper until onion is tender. Stir in half and half and cheese and stir until the cheeses melt. (Note: Some mozzarella is slightly stringy when it melts. If this happens don't worry about it. It won't change the taste of the dish.) Once the cheese melts stir in cooked spaghetti and stir to coat. Serve immediately.

Makes 2 servings.

Notes: Shrimp or chicken could easily be added to this dish. You could add in other vegetables as well.

Parmesan Pea Pasta

Posted by Dianne at October 12, 2007 7:47 AM

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How funny! I've been on a green pea kick this week and I never used to eat them unless they were on a salad. Trader Joe's has some pretty good ones in the freezer section. I think my issue is that someone always overcooked them. I like them just warmed up when they are still bright green and al dente!

Posted by: Qusan at October 12, 2007 9:29 AM

Frozen peas are most definitely the way to go when fresh peas aren't in season! (Though I'm still finding late season peas here.) The canned variety are just mushy and ick!

Posted by: Dianne at October 12, 2007 10:51 AM

oh that looks so delicious. happy ww

Posted by: Dana at October 14, 2007 6:15 AM

I tried it this weekend and it was heavenly. I didn't have any half and half on hand only milk, but it still turned out great! I added a little bacon to the leftovers and it was even better. I think I could do carrots or broccoli with it next time. FABULOUS!!!


Posted by: Leann at October 15, 2007 9:52 AM

Oh that sounds like wonderful additions! I'm going to have to try that! :O) Glad you enjoyed it! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at October 15, 2007 10:58 AM

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