Fettuccine, Peas and Pesto for One

Today's quick and easy fettuccine dish is a sure winner for dinner.

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Whether you use fresh or frozen peas, this quick and easy fettuccine dish is a sure winner for dinner.

Serves: One
Time: 25 minutes


  • 60g pine nuts
  • fresh fettuccine for two
  • 225g shelled peas, fresh or frozen
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 crushed clove of garlic 
  • 8-10 fresh basil leaves torn to shreds
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Scatter the pine nuts on a baking sheet and cook under a preheated hot grill until lightly browned and fragrant. Cook the pasta, uncovered, in boiling salted water, until tender. Put the peas and oil in a small pan, add the garlic and the basil, season with a little salt and pepper, and cook over a gentle heat for 10 minutes, or seven if using frozen. Drain the pasta and toss in a large bowl with the hot peas and their olive oil, and the toasted pumpkin seeds.



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    24th Oct 2017
    Is there a reason that this recipe for one person requires fettuccine for two people?
    24th Oct 2017
    Er ... pine nuts or pumpkin seeds? One's in the list of ingredients, the other in the method.
    25th Oct 2017
    This is not a good recipe . Quantities of pine nuts, peas and olive oil are way too much for one serve. What exactly does it mean when it specifies fettucini for two people?

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