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Jul 18

Parmesan Linguini with Peas

Parmesan Linguini with Peas

If you’ve ever dreamed of eating warm, cheesy homemade Alfredo pasta without the guilt, you can wake up now because this Parmesan Linguini with Peas recipe is here! The flavors of the salty Parmesan and the sweet peas mingle together perfectly and the sauce is rich and creamy without feeling heavy or too thick. This dish presents beautifully and comes together really quickly. It’s also simple to make – perfect for company or a weeknight meal! To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!

Parmesan Linguini with Peas

Parmesan Linguini with Peas
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Parmesan Linguini with Peas

This Parmesan Linguini with Peas is creamy, comforting, and easy to make!


  • 8 oz dry wheat linguini
  • 1 cup peas, fresh or frozen
  • 1 ½ tablespoons light butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, I used about 2.5, the juice from one lemon
  • ½ cup fat free half & half
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil flakes
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 oz Parmesan cheese, freshly grated, separated


  • Boil a large pot of water and cook the pasta according to package instructions. About 2 minutes before the pasta is finished, add the peas to the boiling water as well. Drain together and set aside.
  • While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a small saucepan and then stir in the lemon juice. Add the half & half, salt, pepper, dried basil and most of the Parmesan (set a little aside to sprinkle on top of finished dish). Stir to combine and cook over low-medium heat for a few minutes to heat through.
  • Combine pasta/peas mixture and sauce in a serving dish and toss until pasta is coated in sauce. Serve with reserved Parmesan sprinkled over the top.


To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
324 calories, 50 g carbs, 6 g sugars, 8 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 15 g protein, 8 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MyWW SmartPoints per (1 rounded cup) serving: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 9 SmartPoints/ Blue: 8 SmartPoints/ Purple: 4 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
9 per serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Parmesan Linguini with Peas

5 comments on “Parmesan Linguini with Peas”

  1. Great flavor! I used this as a side dish to steak and it was delicious! I could even see adding chicken or salmon too. The flavor is amazing!

  2. This was delicious and VERY easy! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  3. Emily, is their a wheat pasta that you recommend?

  4. Thanks for including the WW points values!

  5. “Freshly grated” for the parmesan might be key for this recipe. I made it with pre-grated parmesan cheese and it did not come together into a sauce. The cheese & half and half kind of curdled and melted around the peas and separated from the watery sauce. The flavors were all very good, but the look and texture wasn’t very palatable.3 stars

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