Creamy Pasta and Peas

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Creamy Pasta and Peas

Pasta and peas is a classic springtime pasta dish... if you are looking for a way to make it even more delicious, try our creamy pasta and peas! An excellent alternative to enhance this traditional dish would be to add guanciale, but for the beautiful season, we preferred to prepare a vegetarian pasta, enriching it with Stracchino cheese and lots of Grana Padano! We are lovers of creamy first courses, so after traditionally cooking the peas, we blended them and used them to dress the fusilli, which we believe is one of the best pasta shapes for this sauce. To enhance the sweetness of the peas and give the pasta a truly creamy touch, we chose to use Stracchino to stir in, off the heat, our fusilli. Discover how easy it is to prepare creamy pasta and peas and delight your guests with this recipe!

Here are other versions to try:

  • Pasta with tuna and peas
  • Pasta with fava beans and peas
  • Pasta with pea pods
  • Gnocchetti with pea cream
INGREDIENTS
Fusilli pasta 11.3 oz (320 g)
Peas 1 ½ cup (300 g)
Fresh scallion 1
Grana Padano PDO cheese 1.8 oz (50 g)
Stracchino cheese 2.8 oz (80 g)
Extra virgin olive oil to taste
Fine salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Preparation

How to prepare Creamy Pasta and Peas

To prepare the creamy pasta and peas, start by putting a pot full of salted water on the stove, which will be used for cooking the pasta. Then move on to the scallion: remove the lower part with the roots 1 and the green part. Remove the outer layer and slice it into rings 2. In a saucepan, pour a bit of oil and add the scallion 3.

Add the peas 4, salt 5, and a couple of ladles of the water set for cooking the pasta 6.

Let it cook for about 10 minutes 7. After this time, cook the fusilli in the water, which will now have reached a boil. Set aside some peas for the final plating and transfer the rest to a tall, narrow container. Blend the peas with an immersion blender 9.

Once you have a cream 10, transfer it back to the pot 11. Drain the fusilli al dente and add them to the sauce 12.

Mix well 13, adding a bit of cooking water if necessary. Off the heat, stir in the grated Grana Padano 14 and the Stracchino cheese, keeping some aside for the final decoration 15.

Mix well and finally add a dash of pepper 16 and a drizzle of oil 17. Serve your pasta decorated with the peas and some Stracchino 18.

How to store

Creamy pasta and peas can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Freezing is not recommended. If you have leftovers, we suggest gratinating the pasta and peas in the oven!

Tips

If you use fresh peas, use the pods to flavor the pasta water.

If you don't like Stracchino, you can omit it or replace it with another creamy cheese, or with stracciatella or gorgonzola!