Pasta wtih Snap Peas, Basil and Spinach

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Yield: 1 serving
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  • 3/4 pound(s) Spiral Pasta
  • 3 clove(s) Garlic Cloves Halved
  • 8 ounce(s) Snap Peas Halved
  • 10 ounce(s) Baby Spinach
  • 1/2 cup(s) Basil Leaves
  • 1/3 cup(s) Heavy Cream
  • 3 ounce(s) parmesan cheese grated
  • coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta and garlic 1 minute less than package instructions. Add snap peas and cook 30 seconds. Add spinach and basil and stir once to wilt. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water, then drain.

  2. Add cream to pot and heat over medium-high until bubbling. Return pasta mixture and 1/4 cup pasta water to pot and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Stir in Parmesan. If necessary, add remaining pasta water to create a light sauce that coats pasta. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. One Pot
  4. Cooking the vegetables along with the pasta makes for easy cleanup.
April 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by mrswild and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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