fettuccine with lima beans, peas, and leeks

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By Ellen Bales
from Indianapolis, IN

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! Recipe: Realsimple.com

serves 4
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For fettuccine with lima beans, peas, and leeks

  • 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
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 3/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/4 c
    grated pecorino or parmesan cheese

How To Make fettuccine with lima beans, peas, and leeks

  • 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.