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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 372.4
  • Total Fat: 10.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.2 mg
  • Sodium: 275.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 54.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.8 g
  • Protein: 13.8 g

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Creamy Pasta with Leeks, Peas, & Parmesean

Submitted by: KATKTURNER

Introduction

Taken from the March issue of Women's Day and adapted with fat free half and half and parsley instead of tarragon. Taken from the March issue of Women's Day and adapted with fat free half and half and parsley instead of tarragon.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    12 ounces orriechiete or small shell pasta, dry
    1-10 oz pkg frozen peas
    1 lemon
    2 T olive oil
    4 leeks, white & light green parts only, sliced into half-moons and rinsed, about 3 cups
    3/4 cup fat free half and half
    1/8 t grated nutmeg
    2 T fresh tarragon, parsley, or basil
    1/4 c grated parmesean cheese

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions, adding frozen peas 2 minutes of cooking; drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, use a zester to zest one lemon.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the leeks, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 6-8 minutes.

Add the cream, lemon zest, and nutmeg, and simmer until slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the pasta and peas to the skillet and toss to combine; fold in the tarragon/parsley/basil. Add the cheese and combine.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KATKTURNER.






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