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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Two-Pea Pasta with Ricotta and Tarragon

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 30 mins
  • servings: 4

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 12 ounces gemelli or other short pasta
  • 12 ounces sugar snap peas, stem ends removed (and, if necessary, strings)
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon, plus more for garnish (optional)
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

Cook's Note

To trim snap peas, cut off stem end with a knife. Or, if the string is especially tough, snap off stem end with fingers, and pull string down the pod.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta 3 minutes less than al dente. Add snap peas; cook 2 minutes, add peas, and cook 1 minute more. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain pasta and vegetables, and return to pot.

  2. Step 2

    Toss pasta and vegetables with butter, tarragon, and ricotta, adding a little reserved pasta water as needed to create a thin sauce that coats pasta; season with salt and pepper.

  3. Step 3

    Divide pasta among four serving bowls, and garnish with tarragon, if desired. Serve immediately.

Source
Everyday Food, May 2008

Reviews (8)

  • 1 Aug, 2011

    Quick, easy & good!

  • 24 Aug, 2010

    It was light and tasty, great summer dish.

  • 4 Jun, 2010

    This recipe was very easy to make, but turned out really bland. Had to add a ton of salt and it still tasted bland. A squeeze of lemon juice helped, but this one unfortunately won't make it into the rotation.

  • 11 May, 2010

    Looks lovely - I can't wait to try this!

  • 18 Apr, 2010

    this was easy, fresh and yummy! like mac

  • 16 Apr, 2010

    I love fresh tarragon. This pasta looks very light.

    Alba H, Rodriguez
    www.ingredientsofawoman.com

  • 8 Apr, 2010

    This was exactly as good as it looks, which is to say, not AMAZING, but worth making for sure. Also, it is EASY and FAST.

  • 13 May, 2008

    Made this for dinner tonight... Both my boyfriend and I agreed that it tasted as though it was missing something. I think it's missing a meat; I may put diced bacon in it next time. He thinks he would probably put in some chicken or other meat. Other than that, it's pretty good! :-)