Black Pepper and Garlic Sugar Snap Pea Pasta

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341 CALORIES 52g CARBS 17g FAT 14g PROTEIN
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This simple vegetarian Black Pepper and Garlic Sugar Snap Pea Pasta has so much flavor and is really easy to make.

This pasta is just so good. The combination of black pepper, garlic, lemon, and sweet sugar snap peas is one you will want to come back to over and over again. Plus all the Parmesan cheese doesn't hurt.

I made this on a whim last week since I had a huge Costco size bag of sugar snap peas that was on the verge of going bad and we loved it. For such a simple combination of ingredients, you would never guess how good it is. And the cornstarch and pasta water trick, leads to a nice thick, creamy sauce.

Looking for other vegetarian pasta dishes? Try these Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats, Skillet Vegetable Lasagna, or Carrot and Cheddar Mac and Cheese.

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The Recipe

Black Pepper and Garlic Sugar Snap Pea Pasta

Adapted from seriouseats.com
PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 25 Min
TOTAL TIME: 35 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 lb sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 8 oz. high fiber pasta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 U cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional, to taste)
  • 1/2 U lemon, juice and zest
  • 2 tbsp basil, chopped (or parsley)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper

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Instructions

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1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season with salt. Add the snap peas and cook for 2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the snap peas. Run under cold water and drain. Place in a bowl and toss with the cornstarch.

2

Add the pasta to the water and cook according to package directions. Save 1/2 cup (for four servings) of the pasta water and stir in into the sugar snap peas.

3

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes edges just begin to brown. Add the red pepper flakes and pepper and cook for 10 seconds. Add the sugar snap peas. Bring to a boil and then add the pasta, lemon juice, lemon zest, and basil. Stir together and let cook for 1-2 minutes until sauce thickens. Top with Parmesan and serve.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341
Calories from Fat 147
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
25%
Saturated Fat 3g
17%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 10mg
3%
Sodium 232mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate 52g
17%
Dietary Fiber 9g
36%
Sugars 6g
Protein 14g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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