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Cheesy Alphabets + Peas

Cheesy Alphabets + Peas
Cheesy Alphabets + Peas
Serves: 2
  • 1 box Banza Alphabets
  • 3 cups frozen peas
  • 8 oz. Parmesan, finely grated (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper (optional)
  1. Make Cheese Sauce: Toss 8 oz. cheese, 2 tsp. pepper (if desired), and cup cold water in a bowl and use a fork to mash the mixture into a thick paste. Add more water a tablespoonful at a time until paste is about the consistency of cream cheese.
  2. Prepare Banza: Bring at least 8 cups of salted water to a rolling boil. Cook Banza according to package instructions. 2 minutes before the pasta is done cooking, add the frozen peas. Return to a boil, and when pasta is ready and peas are warm throughout, strain, rinse, and set aside.
  3. Combine: Wipe out the pot you used to cook the pasta, return to low heat and melt 2 tbsp butter. Add cheese mixture to pot along with pasta and peas, tossing to coat. Add water a splash at a time until a glossy sauce forms (it should still be fairly thick). Transfer pasta to a large bowl and top with more cheese.

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