Use Your Noodle! 10 Fresh and Easy Pasta Recipes

Photo by: Angie McGowan
Cheesy Peasy Pasta
Ingredients:
1 - 13 oz box medium pasta shells
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
3 cups milk
2 cups Italian blend shredded cheese
2 cups fresh ... more 
Photo by: Angie McGowan
Cheesy Peasy Pasta
Ingredients:
1 - 13 oz box medium pasta shells
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
3 cups milk
2 cups Italian blend shredded cheese
2 cups fresh peas, shelled
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Italian blend dried herbs (basil, oregano and rosemary)
salt and pepper to taste
Instructions:
1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain well. Add butter to a skillet and melt. Add garlic and onion. Saute. Add flour and cook for 2 - 3 minutes, whisking constantly.
2. Add milk, herbs and peas. Whisk until it comes to a bubble. Simmer for about 5 minutes, until thickened and add cheese. Remove from heat and add pasta. Stir. less 
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Mon, Mar 4, 2013 2:04 PM EST
Here in New York City, winter gloom is going to be around for at least another few weeks. Nonetheless I'm gearing up for all the fresh foods that springtime brings - think leeks, chives, fresh leafy greens, green garlic, and artichokes. What do you do with all this green? Cook it up with pasta, naturally. Spring ingredients lend themselves beautifully to fast, easy, kid-friendly pasta dinners. So stock up, kick back, and enjoy some of spring's easiest eats! For even more late winter and spring recipe ideas, check out this handy guide to leafy greens! - By Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell



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