great weeknight recipe and the leftovers are good too. Follow the feedback from others: - good ricotta - garlic (lots) - salt & pepper (lots) - red pepper flakes ALL make this ***
Pasta with Smashed Peas
Photo: Quentin Bacon
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Other: 10 Minutes
Amount per serving
- Calories: 620
- Calories from fat: 17%
- Fat: 12g
- Saturated fat: 4g
- Cholesterol: 20mg
- Sodium: 940mg
- Carbohydrate: 102g
- Fiber: 8g
- Sugars: 12g
- Protein: 26g
- 1 pound pappardelle, tagliatelle, fettuccine, or linguine
- 1 16-ounce package frozen peas, thawed
- 3/4 cup ricotta
- 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
Meanwhile, pulse the peas in a food processor or blender until chopped but not pureed. Add 1/2 cup of the ricotta, season with the salt and pepper, and pulse to combine.
Drain the pasta, reserving 1/3 cup of the pasta water. Return the pasta to the pot. Add the pea puree and reserved pasta water and toss. Divide the pasta among individual bowls. Top with the remaining ricotta, a sprinkle of chives, and a drizzle of oil.
Tip: Tagliatelle (pronounced tal-ya-TEL-ee) are pasta ribbons that are wider than fettuccine. Pappardelle (pa-par-DEL-lay) are even wider. Both work well with somewhat chunky sauces.
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