Pesto-Herbed Angel Hair and Peas

Pesto-Herbed Angel Hair and Peas

This Pesto-Herbed Angel Hair and Peas is a quick and easy weeknight meal that also happens to be 
nutritious and delicious! It's a meal you can feel good about feeding your family.
Pesto-Herbed Angel Hair and Peas | The Chef Next Door
Everyone knows I love pasta, and you should know by now that also I love quick and easy meals. With how busy we are {and I know you are too} it's a relief to have a dinner recipe that is simple, healthy and delicious to feed my family any weeknight. With that being said, I'm celebrating National Pasta Month, or as my friends over at Dreamfields Pasta call it, #HealthyPastaMonth, by sharing this amazing Pesto-Herbed Angel Hair and Peas

All month long Dreamfields is featuring pasta recipes focused on a different theme, and this weeks' theme is “Go Green." My Pesto-Herbed Angel Hair and Peas fits in with that theme perfectly, don't you think?

Pesto-Herbed Angel Hair and Peas | The Chef Next Door
This dish is really easy to make, light and fresh, but also hearty. It makes a perfect weeknight meal and is great on its own or served with a side salad and a few slices of rustic bread. Just a handful of ingredients plus Dreamfields Angel Hair, and you're on your way to a flavorful green dinner in less than 30 minutes!
Pesto-Herbed Angel Hair and Peas | The Chef Next Door
I tried Dreamfields Pasta a few years ago and I've been eating it ever since! It's made using durum wheat grown by over 1,000 American farmers, and is authentic pasta with 5 grams of dietary fiber and 7 grams of protein per serving. The best part is, it tastes great! 
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Now I've got a surprise for you. Not only am I sharing this incredible recipe with you today, but Dreamfields is graciously giving away an entire CASE of pasta to one of my lucky readers! To enter, leave a comment below telling me what your favorite recipe is to cook with Dreamfields pasta! Your comment enters you in a random drawing to win a case of pasta; this contest ends on October 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm EDT.  Winners will be notified within 24 hours of the end of the giveaway, and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Good luck on the giveaway, and enjoy this healthy pasta dish!

Pesto-Herbed Angel Hair and Peas
Author: Sarah Bates | The Chef Next Door
Serves 6
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Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
1 box Dreamfields Angel Hair

1 jar (8 ounces) basil pesto
2 cups frozen sweet green peas, thawed, divided
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
1 clove garlic
2 cups tightly packed spinach, torn
Crushed red pepper flakes
Chopped parsley

Prepare pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup cooking liquid before draining Place pasta in large serving bowl.

Meanwhile, place pesto, 1 cup of the peas, the parsley and garlic in bowl of food processor; process until smooth.

Toss pesto mixture with pasta. Add cooking liquid, a ladle at a time, until mixture is a creamy consistency. Add spinach and remaining 1 cup of peas. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes and additional chopped parsley, if desired.

Bon App├ętit!

Nutrition Information (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 400 Fat: 15 grams Carbs: 56 grams Protein: 13 grams Saturated Fat: 2 grams Cholesterol: 0 milligrams Sodium: 533 milligrams Dietary Fiber: 8 grams


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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Dreamfields. All opinions, as always, are my own.