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Fettucine with Herbed Pea Pesto

Take a break from the same old pesto with our new-fashioned version featuring pea, mint and parsley — perfectly complemented by slices of smoky chorizo.

Serving Size:


Active Time:

30 min.

Total Time:

30 min.


  • 8 oz. fettuccine pasta
  • 1½ cups frozen peas, thawed, drained
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves + additional
  • ½ cup fresh parsley leaves
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 links smoked chorizo sausage, 3.5 oz., sliced
  • ¼ cup whole natural almonds, toasted, chopped
  • Parmesan shavings


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving ½ cup cooking liquid. Return pasta to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in food processor, process peas, ½ cup mint, parsley, oil, grated Parmesan, lemon juice and garlic until almost smooth. 
  3. Coat 12” nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add chorizo; cook until lightly browned, about 2 min. per side. Stir pea mixture, chorizo and reserved cooking liquid into pasta until combined. Transfer to serving bowl. Top with almonds, Parmesan shavings and additional mint.

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