Pasta with Peas is a quick 20-minute recipe for a bright flavor-packed dish of pesto pasta with veggies! This dish is fantastic as a warm entrée, or enjoy it cold, for the perfect rotini and pea pasta salad!
The pesto sauce has uses that go way beyond a sauce!
2. Quick & easy
This recipe can be made in 20 minutes.
3. Lots of flavor
The pesto sauce is creamy and packed with flavor.
Combine the pine nuts, garlic, and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the garlic and nuts are broken up into small pieces.
Add the basil and parmesan and pulse until the basil is broken up into small pieces. With the food processor on low, slowly add the olive oil.
Continue to pulse until the pesto is smooth and lump-free. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside until ready to use.
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 1 minute less than al dente. Add the peas and cook for an additional minute.
Remove 1 cup of pasta water, then drain the pasta and peas. Add the pesto and ¼ cup of pasta water to a large bowl.
Add the pasta and peas to the bowl and toss to combine. Season with kosher salt and black pepper to taste.
Garnish with toasted pine nuts and enjoy. This pasta can be enjoyed warm, at room temperature, or chilled.