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Springtime Asparagus & Peas Pasta

A simple, 20 minute Springtime pasta recipe packed with nutrients from in-season veggies, dairy and your family's favourite pasta!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: dairy recipes, easy meals, pasta, Spring menu
Author: House of Kerrs


  • Large pot
  • Pan or Skillet


  • 500 g Pasta (*we used Vegetable Bow Ties*)
  • 1 bunch Asparagus trim ends & cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup green peas fresh or frozen
  • 2 Spring Onions chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 4 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (*or 1 stick of Butter*)
  • ¼ cup low-sodium broth any
  • 1 cup milk (*we used 2% dairy for taste factor & added protein*)
  • ¾ cup Ricotta Cheese (*we used a light version*)
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • Coarse salt & ground black pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley, basil or micro greens for garnish
  • zest of lemon *to taste*


  • Bring a large pot of well-salted water to boil, add the pasta & cook until “al dente”.  Drain.
    Springtime Pasta Ingredients
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in the pan over medium heat, add spring onions + garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until noticeably tender.
  • Add milk, broth and ricotta, bring heat to medium-high, and whisk until mixture begins to boil.  Let simmer for a few minutes, then add asparagus + peas and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to medium, then stir in Parmesan cheese.  Add pasta to the sauce and toss until well-coated.  Optional: elevate the flavour with some zest of lemon. Garnish with fresh parsley, basil or micro greens & freshly grated cheese.  Serve immediately.  Buon Appetito!
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