This Pea Pesto Pappardelle recipe is an all-vegetarian pasta recipe – refreshingly delicious and rich! You may use the pasta shapes of your choice. Serve with French loaf or ciabatta bread on the side.

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Pea Pesto Pappardelle

Delicious Pea Pesto Pappardelle Pasta
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine South African
Servings 4 servings
Calories 434 kcal


  • 340 grams pappardelle pasta
  • 1 ½ cup frozen peas
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • ½ cup ricotta
  • Salt
  • pepper
  • chives chopped or serving


  • Cook the pappardelle pasta, roughly 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Set aside ½ cup of the cooking water, drain and return pasta to the pot.
  • While the pappardelle pasta is cooking.
  • Pulse 1 cup of peas in the food processor to roughly chop them up.
  • Add the ricotta and lemon zest and pulse a few times to combine, season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the ricotta mixture and add the remaining ½ cup peas, pasta water mix well.
  • Sprinkle with chopped chives if you wish.


Calories: 434kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 18gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 216mgPotassium: 338mgFiber: 6gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1612IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 112mgIron: 3mg
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