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Pesto Pasta with Peas

Pesto Pasta with Peas

This homemade Pesto Pasta with Peas makes for a delicious meat free dinner or pasta side dish. Made with just 5 ingredients and in 20 minutes it's sure to be a new family favorite.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Diet Low Salt, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 358kcal
Author Katie


  • 1 Large 5 Gallon Pot


  • 17 ounces Strozzapreti Pasta
  • 1 cup frozen green peas thawed
  • 4 oz pesto
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese


  • In a large pot, cook pasta according to directions. Reserve ½ cup of starchy pasta water to the side, then drain.
  • Place half of the pesto in the pot, add cooked pasta, thawed green peas, and the remainder of the pesto. Begin to mix then add in the starchy water.
  • Place heat on low, add in heavy cream and stir until well incorporated and hot. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and serve immediately!


  • Serving Suggestion - This pasta side dish can be served hot or chilled in the refrigerator and served cold!
*Nutritional calculations are estimated and may vary depending on serving size and ingredients.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg