Paula’s Snap Pea, Basil, and Spinach Pasta

July 9, 2018  

Serves 4

Salt & ground pepper
3/4 lb. spiral pasta
3 cloves of garlic
8 oz. snap peas
10 oz. baby spinach
1/4 c. fresh basil leaves
1/3 c. heavy cream
3 oz. Parmesan cheese

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta and garlic 1 minute less than package instructions. Add snap peas and cook 30 seconds. Add spinach and basil and stir once to wilt. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water, then drain.
  2. Add cream to pot and heat over medium-high until bubbling. Return pasta mixture and 1/4 cup pasta water to pot and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Stir in Parmesan. If necessary, add remaining pasta water to create a light sauce that coats pasta. Season with salt and pepper.