Fettuccine With Smashed Peas

Ingredients

1 16 ounce package frozen peas, thawed
1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation

1
Cook the pasta according to package directions.
2
Meanwhile, pulse the thawed peas in a food processor or blender until chopped (take care not to puree). Add ½ cup ricotta, salt and pepper to the peas and pulse to mix everything together.
3
Drain the pasta and reserve ½ cup of the cooking water. Put the pasta back in the pot.
4
Add the peas to the cooking water and to the pot and toss together.
5
Arrange the pasta in a large bowl or platter, and top with the remaining ricotta and sprinkle with the chives.
6
Drizzle the olive oil over top. Serve in individual bowls, making sure to distribute the ricotta cheese topping,

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I found this recipe in Real Simple magazine, Pasta with Smashed Peas. The recipe was really easy and I changed a few things slightly: I used whole-wheat fettuccine, lemon-infused olive oil and eliminated the herbs (which I don’t recommend). The peas and lemon flavor gave the meal a fresh, springtime feel and the amount of ricotta cheese was just enough to keep it from turning into a heavy, creamy pasta dish.

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