FETTUCCINE WITH LIMA BEANS, PEAS, AND LEEKS

Ellen Bales

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@Starwriter

This could be considered a vegetarian meal or a side dish with any type of meat. A great way to get kids to eat their veggies!
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Serves:

4

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

12 oz
fettuccine (3/4 box)
1 pkg
(10 oz.) frozen lima beans (about 1-1/2 cups)
1 c
frozen peas
2 Tbsp
olive oil
2
leeks (white and light green parts) halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
3/4 c
heavy cream
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh tarragon
1/4 c
grated pecorino or parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook the pasta according to the package directions, adding the beans and peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking; drain.
2
In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the leeks and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender (but not brown), about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the cream and cook until slightly thickened, 3 to 4 minutes more.
3
Add the pasta and tarragon to the skillet and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the cheese before serving.
4
TO CLEAN LEEKS: Fill a bowl with cold water, add the cut leeks and swish them around a few times. With your hands loosely cupped, scoop up the leeks and place them on a plate. The grit will be left behind in the bowl. Discard the water and grit and repeat until the water remains clear.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Vegetables, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #creamy, #hearty