One-pan pea pesto pasta

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Pea pesto pasta
Pea pesto pasta
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe Sometimes you just canít go wrong with a simple pesto pasta for dinner when youíre in a hurry or just want something simple for dinner, and this one-pan version is just the ticket for an easy mid week dinner. With plenty of garlic, basil and pine nuts added to the petit pois, this pasta dish has lots of different elements but is ready really quickly for a healthy meal option that will fill the whole family up. Using French Boursin with black pepper adds a lovely creamy element to the sauce too thatís unbelievably moreish. Since itís ready in under 20 minutes, this recipe is a great one to add to your go to recipes that youíll want to try again and again. Itís also completely vegetarian so itís a great one to try for meat free Mondays or if youíre just looking to cut back on your meat intake.


  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 300g pasta shapes
  • 600ml hot vegetable stock
  • 100g petit pois, defrosted
  • 100g Boursin with Black Pepper
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 45g fresh basil
  • 4tbsp toasted pine nuts
  • 60g Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. To make this pasta recipe, heat the oil and garlic in a heavy-based pan for 2 mins. Tip in the pasta shapes and stir well.
  2. Pour over the hot vegetable stock, bring to the boil, then turn down to a simmer and cover the pan with a lid. Cook for 12-14 mins, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, add the petit pois to the pasta for the final 2 mins of cooking. Stir through the Boursin, lemon zest and basil, until well combined and cooked through.
  4. To serve, scatter the pasta with the toasted pine nuts and the grated Parmesan.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 599(kcal)
  • Fat 4.0g
  • Saturates 11.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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