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Pasta with Leeks, Peas, Parmesan, and an Egg

This dish almost tasted like carbonara, because of the egg on top. I love dishes like this because they are simple, delicious, and cooked all in one pot. Pasta is also great, of course, for just cooking for one person.

You may have noticed that I usually use whole wheat pasta or pasta made from farro or quinoa (that’s why it always looks sort of darker than your average pasta in my photographs). That’s a personal preference, but of course any and all of these dishes would be just as delicious (if not more so) with regular or flavored pastas.


Pasta with Leeks, Peas, Parmesan, and an Egg


Served 1.
Leftover Potential: the leftover pasta would make a spectacular spaghetti pie.

1 handful spaghetti

1 Tbsp butter
1 leek, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup peas
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
salt and pepper, to taste
1 egg
parmesan cheese, shaved or grated, to taste

1. Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water until tender, 7-9 minutes. Drain and reserve.
2. In a large saute pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the leek and garlic and saute until tender, about 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the peas and pasta, and toss to combine. Continue to toss until the mixture is heated through. Season with red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Using a spatula or tongs, push all the pasta to one end of the pan.
4. Crack an egg into the empty side of the pan. Season it with salt and pepper, and reduce heat to low. Cook the egg until your desired doneness.
5. Transfer the pasta to a large bowl and finish with parmesan cheese. Top with the egg and serve.
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One Response

  1. Hi Apartment Kitchen,

    This pasta looks delicious. I am also a big fan of one-pot dishes!

    By the way, I am your new Adopt-a-Blogger match! I sent you an email on Wednesday. Hope to hear from you soon.

    Cheers,
    Asha from beFOODled

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