Tagliatelle with Peas -- Thirty Minute Pasta

Melting Goat Cheese

 I  have found that I like to add vegetables or different cheeses to Hazan's recipes.  I find his dishes simplistic but they have the flavor and texture.  I just, at times, want  a little more, maybe a tomato, zucchini, Ricotta or Feta.  As I go through the book, I take advantage  of his flexible recipes and make them more intact with my family.

You can see the original recipe here.

Tagliatelle with Peas adapted from Giuliano Hazan’s Thirty Minute Pasta


 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup frozen peas  
1/2 orange pepper, sliced
2 tablespoons Parmesan
2 ounces goat cheese, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces left over small pastas (using up pasta in house)


Fill a pot for the pasta with about  4 quarts of water, place over high heat, and bring to a boil.

In a skillet, add peas and bell pepper to the olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Stir the peas and bell pepper well, then add about 1/2 cup water. Cook over medium heat until the peas are tender, adding water if it evaporates completely before they are done. It should take 15 to 20 minutes for the peas to become tender. 

When the peas are tender, remove from the heat, take out about half the peas and puree them.  I use my mini food processor.

Put the pureed peas back in the pan with the whole peas.

Add about 2 tablespoons salt to the boiling pasta water, add the tagliatelle, and stir until all the strands are submerged. Cook until al dente.

After the pasta has cooked for about 2 minutes, add 3/4 cup of the pasta water to the pan with the peas and stir well.When the pasta is done, drain well, toss with the sauce, and serve at once. 

I topped this with Parmesan and sliced some goat cheese and microwaved for 90 seconds to melt the goat cheese.

Eat and Enjoy.

Linked to:  Full Plate Thursday    This is How We Roll        Hearth and Soul Hop     Tuesday’s Table            Fat Tuesday          Weekend Potluck        What'd You Do  This Weekend  


  1. Looks good! I have loved everything from this book but especially the one i made today. Fettucine with spring vegetables. Yum

  2. we love dishes like this perfect alone or to serve with something our family will love it thanks for sharing
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  3. There is something special about peas and pasta, it is a combination that I love. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.


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