Friday, August 12, 2011
Pasta in a Pinch: Creamy Potato & Pea Linguini
Last night was one of those nights where you need to make something for dinner quick, and there is no time to run to the store for ingredients or to search for some fabulous recipe. In this scenario, it's best to turn to your pantry for help- look around and try to find a few ingredients that might pair well together. I needed to use some baby red potatoes, peas and cream cheese so I got to work on a super simple linguini. I chopped up the potatoes and fried them in a pan with olive oil and spices just like home fries. For the sauce, I combined olive oil, garlic, butter, milk and cream cheese. Add frozen peas to your sauce for color and texture. Toss everything together once the linguini has cooked and the potatoes are browned and plate with a generous sprinkling of parmesan!