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elbow pasta with peas, cream, parsley, and mint

Elbow Pasta with Peas, Cream, Parsley, and Mint

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Recipe Information

Yield:    6 servings
Cook Time:   25 minutes
Level:   easy


  • 1 16-ounce  package elbow pasta 
  • 1 1/4 cups  heavy whipping cream
  • 1 16-ounce  package frozen petite peas (do not thaw)
  • 2 1/4 cups  freshly grated Parmesan cheese plus additional for serving
  • 1/4 cup  chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup  chopped fresh Italian parsley, divided


Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking liquid. Return pasta to pot.
Meanwhile, bring cream to simmer in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peas and simmer just until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 2 1/4 cups cheese and stir until melted and sauce thickens slightly, about 1 minute. Stir in mint and 1/4 cup parsley. Pour sauce over pasta and toss to coat, adding pasta cooking liquid by tablespoonfuls if dry. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl. Sprinkle with remaining parsley. Serve, passing additional Parmesan alongside.

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