Smashed Pea Pasta

Smashed Pea Pasta

By Terry Published: May 28, 2019

  • Yield: 6-8 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Ready In: 30 mins




  1. Set a large pot of very, very salted water to boil. When the water is boiling, add the pasta and cook until al dente.
  2. When the pasta is done, drain, reserving one cup of pasta water, and set aside.
  3. Add the olive oil, garlic, peas (reserving a few for garnish), and pasta water to a large saute pan and set over medium heat. Cover with a lid. Walk away for, like, five minutes.
  4. Come back to the pan, and give everything a stir. Taste and adjust seasonings if you need to.
  5. Using an immersion blender, blitz the pea mixture a few times, just until the peas are mostly broken down. Stir in the lemon juice.
  6. Go grab that pasta and those herbs. It's time to plate.
  7. Split the pasta between six plates, then top with the smashed peas, the fresh herbs, the reserved peas, and the burrata, torn into small chunks.