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Lemon Cream Sauce Pasta with Peas

Prep time: 5 Minutes

Cook time: 10 Minutes

Yield: 4 servings



  • 1/2 pound rotini pasta, cooked al dente
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup frozen sweet peas
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
  • 12-18 basil leaves, chopped
  • juice of one lemon
  • Kosher salt and pepper


  1. While pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil on medium-low heat. Add the garlic and allow the garlic to lightly cook for one minute. Add the lemon zest and cook for an additional minute. Stir in the heavy cream and the peas. Cook the cream sauce for 3 minutes and turn off the heat.
  2. When the pasta is done cooking, drain the pasta and add it to the pan with the lemon sauce. Add the tomatoes, basil, and lemon juice. Gently toss all the ingredients until the sauce is evenly distributed. Season with salt and pepper if needed.
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