Spaghetti in Peas and Carrot Sauce with Scampi

My family eats a lot of pasta, as
probably most of the households in the world. Just in the U.S.
according
to The American Pasta Report, commissioned by the National Pasta
Association, 75% of Americans eat pasta on a weekly basis. We
can make delicious and simple meal fast and most of all affordable.
After “HeartlandPasta” approached me and asked to try their products I was
extremely happy because heartland pastas are both healthy and
affordable for me and my family.
It is low in fat, only 200 calories per
serving, great quality for dry pasta and at the same time they have
pastas that are gluten free. I have to say that I’ve tried many
different types of pasta, and have so many recipes on my blog but
truthfully I really enjoyed the taste, nutritional value and the quality of Heartland Hidden Vegetable Pasta. It took me about 8 minutes until my spaghetti was done to
the perfection, but in the meantime I combined more delicious
ingredients to raise up the nutritional benefits as well as to dress
it up so my family can enjoy it even more. My dinner was on the table
in under 30 minutes. The best part is that if you are serving it to
the picky kids and non-veggie eaters like my youngest son, there is
actually one full serving of vegetables hiding in the pasta. How
awesome is that? My kids are even eating it without anything, that’s
how delicious this pasta is.
So next time when you go grocery
shopping pick up a box or two of this fantastic and affordable pasta
and you will not only love it, but you will do your family a favor
too.
Delicious and Easy Dinner idea for Spaghetti in Peas and Carrot Sauce with Scampi
Now Let’s break the ordinary pasta dish
and give it an extraordinary taste by starting with this recipe that I
know you and your family will love.

Spaghetti in Peas and Carrot Sauce with Scampi 

Serves 4

Ingredients:
  • 1 pk.(12oz) Heartland Hidden Vegetable Spaghetti
  • ½ Tbs. Salt for seasoning the water
  • 2 Cups fresh Fava Beans (¼ tsp. Salt
    for the water)
  • 1 Tbs. Pure Olive Oil
  • 1 Lb. Fresh Scampi, peeled and divined
  • Sprinkle of the sea salt for the scampi
  • 2 Tbs. Lemon Juice
Sauce:
  • 2 large Organic Carrots
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 4 Scallions (green onions)
  • 2 small Red Chili Peppers (or less)
  • ½ Cup packed Cilantro Leaves
  • Juice from ½ Lemon
  • ¼ Cup Pure Olive Oil
  • ½ Cup Whipped Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tbs. Water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
simple and easy cooking Spaghetti in Peas and Carrot Sauce with Scampi
Directions:
  1. Start by washing, peeling and cutting
    carrots lengthwise, then drop them in the boiling pot of water along
    with the peas; Boil for 15 minutes.
  2. In a meanwhile roughly chop scallions,
    cilantro and chilli peppers, peel garlic and put in the food
    processor.
  3. Once the carrots and peas are tender
    but not overcooked, drain and drop in the food processor and add
    lemon juice, olive oil, whipped cream, water, salt and pepper to
    taste; Process until it is creamy in texture and lump free.
  4. Boil large pot of salted water and put
    the Heartland Spaghetti in; Boil for 8-10 minutes or until it reach
    your desired tenderness.
  5. Peel and boil for several minutes Fava
    Beans; approximately 5 minutes in a hot boiling salted (¼ tsp. Salt)
    water.
  6. While the spaghetti and fava beans are
    boiling peel the scampi, wash, season with bit of sea salt, cut in a smaller pieces (optional) and drop
    on the hot olive oil greased skillet. Cook for next 3-4 minutes on
    each side; once they are done, squeeze lemon juice on the scampi and
    set a side; Keep few unpeeled scampi per serving for the final plating-Just cook them few seconds longer. 
  7. In a large pan put just a drop of olive
    oil. Put the sauce in stir few times and right from the pot with the
    tongs take the spaghetti out and drop in the pan. Give the pan good
    shake back and forth, turn few times if you want with the tongs, add
    drained fava beans, scampi, cover and it’s ready for serving.
  8. Serve HOT! 

Notes*
If you have allergies on a scampi or
seafood, you can use chicken breast for this dish.
If you cannot find fava beans you may
use lime beans but it is optional, although fava beans add amazing
amount of nutrition.
You may also reserve some peas for final plate presentation.
homemade recipe for easy cooking Spaghetti in Peas and Carrot Sauce with Scampi

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I hope you have enjoyed this pasta dish. My family was extremely pleased and happy when I served them the final plating with those huge scampi on top of the pasta. As for my little guy I had to chop the scampi, but it is really optional. Happy to say that this whole pan-full was gone probably in less then 20 minutes. Pasta was nice and tender and sauce as well as scampi gave nice compliment to this tasty dish. 
Thank you all for stopping by today…

Wishing you all great week ahead!
(( Hugs ))
Your Friend,
Sandra

Discloser: This post was sponsored by Heartland Pasta. Content was written honestly and truthfully based on my own opinion without the influence of the sponsor. 

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