Pesto Pappardelle with Artichoke Hearts & Peas

pesto pappardelle with artichoke hearts and peas

I’m starting to become the queen of lazy meals, and this one is the laziest of them all. Pre-made fresh pasta, frozen peas, frozen artichokes and pre-made pesto. Just call me semi-homemade Hetal. It only took me 15 minutes to whip together! It’s the perfect meal when you’re feeling hangry and need to eat right away. #hangerpainsarereal During college, I would get so hungry by the end of the day I would literally shove any food I could find into my mouth to fight off hungry headaches ( yes, I get headaches when I’m hungry) and every time, without fail, it’d be something really unhealthy like a family-size bag Cheetos or a bar of chocolate. Don’t get me wrong I love me some doodle dust, but it’s just not healthy for every day. Bad thing is, my hubby is the same way so some nights can turn into looking like this:

Next time you feel the hanger pains- try making this instead of shoving a whole bag of potato chips into your mouth. Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything…

Cook time : 15 minutes                             Makes: 2 servings

1 sheet of pasta (got mine at Whole Foods) or any other kind of fresh pasta
¼ cup frozen peas
6 frozen artichoke hearts (Trader Joe’s)
1/3 cup pesto sauce (homemade or store-bought)
Parmesan cheese (optional)

1. Take 1 sheet of pasta from the package (each pkg. has 3 sheets) and slices into thick strips. Bring a pot of water to boil and cook for about 1 minute. Drain and wash with cold water to stop the cooking process. Mix the pasta with a bit of olive oil to prevent sticking and set aside.

 

2. In the same saucepan, add the pesto and peas and heat on low heat until the peas are cooked/ not frozen anymore. Heat the artichoke hearts per package instructions. Mine said to put them in the microwave with a few tablespoons of water. Add the pasta and artichoke hearts to the saucepan and mix together.  I like my pasta on a less saucy side, so you can add more pesto if you wish. It’s up to you!

3. Add salt and pepper to taste and garnish with Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

pesto pappardelle with artichoke hearts and peas

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