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linguine with basil and peas

Recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

Tasty and unique pasta dish. Goes great with any protein.

yield 4 -6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For linguine with basil and peas

  • 3 Tbsp
    butter divided
  • 2
    leeks cleaned and sliced
  • 1 1/2 c
    vegetable stock
  • 16 oz
    frozen peas
  • 1 c
    fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 12 oz
    fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 12 oz
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 c
    fresh basil chopped

How To Make linguine with basil and peas

  • 1
    Cook the linguine in boiling salted water drain reserving 1/4 cup pasta water.
  • 2
    In a large skillet add 1 tbsp butter and saute the leeks for about 3 minutes. Stir in 3/4 cup of the vegetable broth and the peas. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Place 1 1/2 cups of the pea mixture into a food processor, add the remaining vegetable broth,olive oil and 1 cup basil. Process until smooth. Place in a bowl and add the remaining pea mixture and the reserved pasta water. Add two tbsp butter to skillet. Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook until mushrooms are browned. Add the pea mixture back to pan and then stir in the linguine. Cook until warmed through. Serve with chopped basil sprinkled on top.

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