Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo with Peas Recipe

Add some zest to a normally creamy dish with lemon and a crunch of peas. You’ll never have fettuccine like this delicious recipe.

Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo with Peas Recipe

How To Make Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo with Peas

If you're in favor for fettuccine pasta for dinner, then this recipe calls for a light lemony tang that adds flair to this classy pasta dish.

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 55 mins


  • ¼ cup light cream, half & half , or whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp margarine , or butter
  • 3 oz fettuccine, linguine, or other pasta
  • ½ cup frozen peas, loose-pack
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ tsp lemon peel, finely shredded
  • 2 tbsp broken pecans , or walnuts


  1. Let the light cream, half & half, or whipping cream and margarine or butter come to room temperature

  2. Allow about 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, adding peas the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  4. Drain immediately in a colander.
  5. Return pasta and peas to the warm saucepan.
  6. Add the room-temperature cream and margarine, the Parmesan cheese, and lemon peel to the pasta.
  7. Toss gently until pasta and peas are well coated.
  8. Transfer to warm individual plates.
  9. Sprinkle with pecans or walnuts.
  10. Serve immediately.
  11. Team this side dish with grilled salmon fillets and crisp tossed salads.


  • Sugar: 3g
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  • Calcium: 189mg
  • Calories: 405kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Cholesterol: 61mg
  • Fat: 23g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 233mg
  • Protein: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 282mg
  • Vitamin A: 804IU
  • Vitamin C: 15mg
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