5 Pasta And Peas Recipes To Get You Really Excited For Spring


Spring is here and one of our favorite vegetables is finally back in season—creamy, bright green peas. Not only do they offer a burst of sweetness that perfectly complements many pasta dishes, peas are easy to cook and they add important health benefits to every bite. Try these 5 pasta and peas recipes for a burst of seasonal flavor.

We love alfredo sauce so much that we decided to revamp the reputation of calorie-dense alfredo pasta. We added asparagus, snap peas, arugula, peas and artichokes to this veggie-loaded pasta dish, so you get the best of both worlds—rich, silky alfredo sauce with plenty of health benefits on the side.

The combination of salty prosciutto and sweet peas is a winner in this creamy, cheesy shrimp pasta dish.

These “little ears” perfectly scoop mouthfuls of tender green peas and crispy pancetta in each bite. Want something a little lighter? You can substitute ricotta in place of the cream for fewer calories and less fat without sacrificing the comforting creamy texture.

Easy enough for a weeknight and impressive enough for dinner guests, this creamy goat cheese pasta dish is one you’re going to want to have on-hand. Featuring savory pancetta and sweet peas with a kiss of garlic and lemon, the combination of flavors and silky smooth creaminess is off the charts.

We call this one ”Spring Risotto” for good reason. With crispy in-season asparagus and green peas, this dish has all the vibrant tastes and textures of the season.