Creamy Pea & Fresh Herb Fettuccine

Creamy pea and fresh herb fettuccine (click through for recipe)Is there anything more comforting than a big plate of pasta? Oh, man. I have not met a plate of pasta that I didn’t love, but I must admit that I am a bit partial to fettuccine Alfredo. It’s just the bee’s knees. When I first learned how easy Alfredo sauce is to make a few years ago, I was absolutely amazed! 

Creamy pea and fresh herb fettuccine (click through for recipe) If you’ve never made your own homemade Alfredo sauce before, then you are in for a treat. This whole meal can easily be put together in around thirty minutes or less, and whoever you make it for will be impressed. And if they are not, promptly take their plate away and call me up so I can come over. Delicious pasta should not be wasted on Alfredo haters. 

Fresh herbs and garlicCreamy Pea & Fresh Herb Fettuccine, serves four (you can easily cut this recipe in half if needed).

16 ounces fettuccine noodles
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream; I just usually have Greek yogurt on hand)
2 egg yolks
3 tablespoons butter
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
2 tablespoons chopped basil
2 tablespoons chopped mint
1 cup peas (I like to use frozen, thawed peas, as they are already cooked)

Begin by boiling enough water for your pasta. While that boils, you can mince the garlic and chop the herbs. When the water is ready, cook the pasta according to the directions for al dente. 

How to make alfredo sauceIn a bowl or glass measuring cup, combine the cream, yogurt, and egg yolks. Stir to combine well. 

Emma Chapman in the kitchenIn a large saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat. Toss in the garlic once the butter has melted. Let that cook for about 30 seconds, then pour in the cream mixture. Add a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper and give that a stir (I like to use a whisk here). 

How to make alfredo sauce Once it begins to bubble, turn the heat down a little and toss in the cheese. Keep stirring as the cheese melts into the sauce. 

By now your pasta is probably ready. Drain and toss the pasta in with the sauce.

Best fettuccine alfredo recipeAdd in the peas and chopped herbs, and continue to cook just until everything is hot. I like to use kitchen tongs here, as it makes the tossing much easier. 

Creamy pea and fresh herb fettuccine (click through for recipe) Taste and add a little more pepper if you think it needs it. Serve hot and enjoy! xo. Emma

Credits // Author: Emma Chapman. Photography: Sarah Rhodes. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

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Creamy Pea & Fresh Herb Fettuccine

Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces fettuccine noodles
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream; I just usually have Greek yogurt on hand
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 1 cup peas I like to use frozen, thawed peas, as they are already cooked

Instructions

  1. Begin by boiling enough water for your pasta. While that boils, you can mince the garlic and chop the herbs. When the water is ready, cook the pasta according to the directions for al dente.
  2. In a bowl or glass measuring cup, combine the cream, yogurt, and egg yolks. Stir to combine well.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat. Toss in the garlic once the butter has melted. Let that cook for about 30 seconds, then pour in the cream mixture. Add a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper and give that a stir (I like to use a whisk here).
  4. Once it begins to bubble, turn the heat down a little and toss in the cheese. Keep stirring as the cheese melts into the sauce. By now your pasta is probably ready. Drain and toss the pasta in with the sauce.
  5. Add in the peas and chopped herbs, and continue to cook just until everything is hot. I like to use kitchen tongs here, as it makes the tossing much easier. Taste and add more salt and pepper to your liking.
  • 5 stars
    This was a big hit at home, as your recipes always are, Emma!

  • This fettuccine looks so incredibly delicious and of course creamy! What a great weeknight meal.. thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • this looks oh so amazing! i wish i would have seen it before sunday…now i have to wait a week to make it…sad face =)

  • This looks like my ideal !!! Can’t wait to try this!

    Emily x

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  • This was absolutely amazing! And very quick! Sauce was ready by the time I drained the pasta. 🙂

  • Keep these simple and delicious recipes coming! I’m always a bit afraid of cooking, but I’ve tried a couple of your recipes out and am always happy with how simple many of them are. Thank you!

    P.S love the new site 🙂 it’s so crisp and easy to navigate

  • I have those hedgehog measuring cups! (I don’t actually use mine though, they’re purely decoration).

  • I love your food photography so much – this looks awesome!

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
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  • Ohhhhh!! There really is nothing I love more than a big bowl of pasta… The ULTIMATE comfort food… 🙂

    Brooke. Eclectic Clash

  • I love simple, fresh seasonal recipes. A little bit of pantry, a little bit of fresh produce, and some fresh herbs from the garden/windowsill… the perfection is in the simplicity.

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  • mmmmmm YEP – I am a huge alfredo fan but do it slightly different. I’m going to try it your way! Bec x
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  • For a less caloric option would you recommend making a roux and then adding low or nonfat milk instead of cream? I know if I’m making pasta I shouldn’t care about the fat content, but I like to trim it down where I can. I love the idea of mixing the egg yolks in with the dairy, also the addition of mint sounds awesome. Thanks!

  • This looks so very yummy and, more importantly, easy to make. I’ll give it a go.

  • Yum! This looks so good. I’m a huge fan of putting peas in pasta but I’ve never tried to make an Alfredo sauce. I’ll have to try it sometime soon.

  • This looks delicious and is making me hungry even though I just ate lunch. I love the addition of mint! I’ve never made homemade fettuccine, I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    PS: I love the new blog design! It’s so much easier to navigate and is soooo pretty!

  • this is such a simple dish but looks SO so good. I’ve never made fettucine from scratch so I definitely want to try this! Thanks.

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  • Yum! I’ve made this before without the peas…just bought some fresh today so I need to make this.

    bisous
    Suzanne
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  • I recently made fettuccine with store bought pesto and peas… it was yum, time to change it up a little bit..this is amazing!

    xo

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  • I will definitely have to try this recipe! My husband loves alfredo sauce!
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  • This looks so good, do you have any suggestions for what to eat with it or does it contain enough proteins and such to be a meal on its own?

  • Oh, yum! Pasta anything sounds pretty good right now. I buy fresh pasta from my local market, and I bet this would be scrumptious with that 🙂

    Cat
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  • So delish. I love the addition of peas. I often find myself at a loss when it comes to the little green fellas, but this is an incredible way to incorporate them. :] // http://www.itscarmen.com ☼ ☯

  • This looks so darn good! I’ve somehow never made an alfredo sauce before – I’m gonna try this out on my next pasta night! xx

  • Pasta is my favourite, but I haven’t made it in so long! This recipe came at the perfect time! 🙂

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  • Oh wow, I can’t wait to try this! … I’m going to make it as-is for me and my son, but do you have any recommendations if I were to try a dairy-free version for my husband? Perhaps skipping the cream and cheese for a drizzle of olive oil? Any suggestions would be appreciated!

  • Aren’t they fun! They are from Anthro (last season). I have heard they are not perfectly exact, but that doesn’t tend to matter as much in cooking (as opposed to baking). And they are too cute.

    -Emma

  • Depends. You certainly don’t have to measure although if you go overboard on the cheese or the cream it could alter the texture quite a bit, but it may be how you like it. Experimenting while cooking is always encouraged around here. 🙂

    -Emma

  • A fresh pasta dish like this is so comforting, it’s pouring with rain here in the UK this would be the perfect dinner. I love the picture with the yolk 😀

  • Perfect! I love finding ways to use up extra egg yolks or whites depending what I make. I always feel terrible throwing them out.

    -Emma

  • Thank you for your suggestion. I agree! We’d love to have a printable for ABM recipes sometime, we are looking into options.

    -Emma

  • Sarah did these ones, so I can AGREE IN ALL CAPS!!!!!! She’s such a great photographer, inspires me. 🙂

    -Emma

  • Oh yum! This looks good <3 I do at least one pasta dish a week so I’ll definitely give a try that one 🙂 xx

  • Oh this looks SO good! Love how big your images are here on the blog now!

    xo
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  • Girl, you’re reading my mind. I just decided to try making alfredo when my parents visit next week. Perfect!

  • This looks SO refreshing. Love me some fettuccine. And that apron is DARN cute!

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  • You make cooking look fun and I by no means cook lol. You make a girl wanna try. www.beautyjunkkie.com

  • Yuuum! I know what I’m having for lunch today!
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  • I made a meal almost exactly like this last week, but I added bacon bits.
    Seriously the best comfort food ever.

  • I had been trying to find a good recipe for this sort of pasta! And this looks utterly delicious. Thanks for sharing! <3

  • I have a few extra egg yolks to use after making meringue and this looks perfect!

  • Your photos are the best!
    It looks delicious!
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  • This looks delicious. I’ll definitely have to give this recipe a try. And congrats on the new site design. It looks great!

  • That looks amazingly delicious!! ?may have to give it a go this week x

  • I learned how to make alfredo sauce a couple years ago and it is dangerously simple. Love your addition of all the fresh herbs. Comfort food to the max!

  • your new website looks AMAZING!
    and this pasta looks pretty awesome too 🙂

  • I would love to see a little “print” button for these recipes – maybe a condensed version, text only?

  • Pasta is the ultimate comfort food for me. My husband LOVES Alfredo sauce, so I will have to give recipe a try.

    Tamara
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  • Mmm I love alfredo! I never realized how simple it is to make – I’m inspired. Thank you!

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
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  • Yum! This looks so good! Comfort food indeed! Thanks for sharing!

  • This looks so so good!! Can’t wait to try and make it

    xo, erica
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