Pea Pesto Pappardelle

Pea and Ricotta Pappardelle Pasta
Pea and Ricotta Pappardelle Pasta
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12 oz Pappardelle
1½ cup Frozen peas fresh or frozen
1 tsp Lemon zest
½ cup Ricotta cheese
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1 bunch Chives chopped, for serving

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Pea Pesto Pappardelle


Like most kids, my children don’t love their veggies but this Pea Pesto Pappardelle helps with the dinner battles. With thanks to the combination of smooth ricotta and lemon zest that compliment the pea flavor served with Italian pappardelle pasta, no one says no to this one!

Use a simple seasoning of salt and pepper to have dinner ready in minutes!

To make Pea Pesto Pappardelle, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Pea Pesto Pappardelle

Steps to make Pea Pesto Pappardelle


Cook pappardelle


Cook 12 oz of pappardelle pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and reserve ½ cup of the cooking water. Return the cooked pasta to the pot.


Pulse peas


In a food processor, pulse 1 cup of peas to chop a bit.


Add ricotta and zest


Add ½ cup of ricotta cheese and 1 teaspoon of lemon zest to the food processor. Pulse a few times to combine into a pesto then season with salt and pepper.


Toss pesto with pasta


Add the pesto along with remaining ½ cup of peas and ½ cup of reserved cooking water to the pot with cooked pasta. Toss to coat pasta in sauce.




Garnish with sprinkles of chopped chives for serving.

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Total Reviews: 16
Alex Welser

I used peas in a can instead of frozen ones because they taste better in my opinion. Good recipe though and the lemon really brings out the flavours.

Maryjane Jedziniak

Fast and easy to make, extremely zesty and worth making more than once wish I could give a higher rating.

Estella Kahana

Really healthy and delicious meal for one or two people, I made this for myself and felt very refreshed after eating it.

Carla Romane

Peas were very mushy and had a weird taste I guess because I bought them frozen, next time going for canned peas.

Emi Nawrot

Took no time at all to perfect this meal thanks to the amazing instructions, really appreciate how you guys do your best to show how to make this properly, 5 stars all the way.

Jayde Tomhave

Could not wait to try this out and I was NOT disappointed! Very pleasant meal, thx.

Tiana Maschak

Would recommend for pea lovers, I made it, wasn't bad but sticking to my pumpkin alfredo pasta instead lol.

Opal Nighbert

Healthiest meal I've ever cooked up for me and the hubby, I tried the tangy burgers and wanted to make something a little lighter this time, this was perfect.

Dania Roubideaux

Very delicious meal I'm so glad I decided to try something new, usually I'm terrified of making anything I don't know how to make because I always think it will turn out horribly wrong but this was very easy will be making a lot more from this site, next up is the Pasta puttanesca, wish me luck!

Ellen Hoerter

Enjoyed this meal a lot and I'm no pea lover but this pea pesto changed my mind, I'm going to be making this again and again.

Melinda Heeg

Can't wait to cook this for my family dinner this weekend, prepared it for myself and the hubby, we both loved it and agreed that we have to share the recipe with the fam!

Aiyanna Nau

Wish there was an option to add more stars because this dish is the BOMB, I love everything about it including the peas and I hate all veggies.

Tess Swienton

I used penne pasta and it was good but the riscotta cheese and lemon zest don't go well with it for me.

Mayah Onusko

This Pappardelle recipe is one of the best you can find currently, nothing has ever tasted so good and was so easy to make!

Everleigh Zohn

Super simple to make and taste amazing, thanks.


Well done! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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