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Alice Henneman, MS, Registered Dietitian and Extension Educator
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Cooking Peas with Your Pasta

Add a helping of color (and veggies!) to your pasta by tossing in some frozen "petite" peas at the end of cooking. "Petite" peas will thaw and cook rapidly in the pasta water. Here's how to do it:

  • Cook pasta according to package directions, until just tender but still firm to the bite (al dente).

  • Toss in about 1/2 cup of "petite" frozen peas per individual serving of pasta (they will be identified as "petite" peas on the package label).

  • Cook peas with pasta for about 30 seconds to one minute, until peas are heated throughout. Overcooking causes peas to lose their bright green color.

  • Drain pasta and peas. Serve, topped with your favorite pasta sauce.

 

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Extension Educator
University of Nebraska
Cooperative Extension in Lancaster County

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