A Healthy Dose of Comfort: Green Goddess Pasta
Sometimes, we just need a good dose of comfort food to lift our spirits or warm our bodies on a chilly, fall night. A creamy bowl of pasta usually does the trick! This Green Goddess Pasta recipe from Eat, Live, Run has the perfect amount of comfort, but with a healthy dose of vegetables to make it guilt-free! The great thing about this recipe is that you can modify it to make it your own. What more greens? Sauté some spinach to throw in with the peas! Or substitute your favorite kind of pasta for the fettuccine.
Green Goddess Pasta
- 2 oz fresh or dry spinach fettuccine
- 1/2 cup fresh shelled peas
- 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
- 2 T cream
- 1/2 T butter
- pinch of salt
- 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup grated dry Jack cheese
- Cook pasta in boiling salted water. If using fresh pasta, this will only take about 30 seconds–don’t overcook! Drain and reserve 1/4th cup of pasta water. Set aside.
- While the pasta is cooking, cook the shelled peas in another pot filled with boiling water. Simmer peas for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain.
- In the same pot, melt the butter and whisk in the lemon juice. Add the cream, salt, red pepper flakes and cheese and stir over low/medium heat until slightly thickened. Pour over cooked pasta, add peas and a little reserved pasta water if it seems dry. Finish with a grind of black pepper.