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Springtime Pasta with Peas

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 3-4 1x


A super quick pasta dinner with any veggies you have on hand!


  • 8 ounces fettucini or other long pasta
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
  • 1 cup green beans or haricots vert, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • grated parmesan cheese, optional, for serving


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil for the pasta with salt. When the water boils, add the pasta and cook as the package directs. 2 minutes before you drain the pasta, add the peas and green beans for the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain the pasta and the vegetables together.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat a skillet to medium heat with the butter and garlic. When the garlic is fragrant, after about 2 minutes, add the pasta, veggies, lemon zest, cream, and half the pasta water. Toss together and taste; add salt and pepper to your preference. If the sauce is thick, add more pasta water.
  3. Serve with parmesan. Enjoy!


Use any veggies you like for this! Zucchini slices, asparagus, bell pepper, leeks, or scallions would all be lovely.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15

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