Pea, Tarragon, and Ricotta Pasta

Pea, Tarragon, and Ricotta Pasta Recipe
Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Randy Mon
This fast entrée is excellent made with rice-potato-soy penne, rice penne, or regular wheat pasta. For a vegetarian dish, just use vegetable broth rather than chicken.


Serves 4

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Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 448
Caloriesfromfat 11 %
Protein 20 g
Fat 5.4 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Carbohydrate 78 g
Fiber 4.9 g
Sodium 486 mg
Cholesterol 27 mg


12 ounces rice-potato-soy penne or other penne
1 package (10 oz.) frozen petite peas
1 1/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese, at room temperature


Cook penne as package directs. Meanwhile, in a medium covered saucepan, bring peas, broth, pepper, and salt to a boil over high heat. If needed, cook further just until tender. Purée half of pea mixture in a blender until smooth. Pour both pea mixtures over drained pasta in pasta pan. Stir in tarragon. Spoon into bowls. To each, add 1/4 cup ricotta in small spoonfuls and mix gently.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

March 2010
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