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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It's Spring: At least on the dinnertable...

I wanted a quick and easy dinner and found this recipe for Pasta with Peas.  We have a summertime favorite that is Pasta with Pesto and Peas, so this sounded like a sure winner for the wintertime and early spring. 
Pasta with Peas

1 lb box of pasta (I used Orecchiette, the ear shaped pasta)
1-2 tbs of olive oil
1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 can of Le Seur baby peas
¾ cup of heavy cream
1 cup of grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
¼ cup of shredded mint leaves (loving my aerogarden for this)

Cook the pasta according to the box.
Heat the oil in a heavy skillet
Add the garlic and peas and sauté briefly
Stir in the cream  and half of the grated cheese
Simmer until it thickens
Mix the sauce and the cooked pasta and the mint.
Serve the remaining grated cheese on the top