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Fettuccine with Edamame, Mint, and Pecorino

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on time 27 mins
Total time 27 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 3/4 cups)
This light, beautiful pasta is a perfect spring dish. Pecorino Romano cheese contributes a salty bite to the sauce. If you can't find it, you can always swap in Parmesan, which may cost a bit more but should still be within the budget. Serve with a simple green salad.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, halved vertically and thinly sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups frozen shelled edamame (green soybeans)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons grated fresh pecorino Romano cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 443
  • fat 15.7 g
  • satfat 4.5 g
  • monofat 5.7 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 18 g
  • carbohydrate 59.3 g
  • fiber 7.5 g
  • cholesterol 15 mg
  • iron 3.9 mg
  • sodium 329 mg
  • calcium 151 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 2/3 cup cooking liquid.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion; cook 9 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic; cook 2 minutes or until garlic is lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in edamame and peas; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Add pasta, rind, juice, and butter; stir until butter melts. Remove pan from heat; stir in pecorino Romano cheese, mint, salt, and pepper. Stir in reserved 2/3 cup cooking liquid. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

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