Spring Pea Pasta with Burrata


Total Time:

20 minutes



I’m in full on spring mode over here on the west coast. The farmers market is off the charts and I couldn’t be happier. Obviously that calls for some celebrating in the form of Spring Pea Pasta with Burrata!

Spring Pea Pasta with Burrata from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

What more could you want besides carbs, burrata, fresh bright green peas and some lemon zest to tie it all together. Trust me – you guys won’t want to miss this one.

Spring Pea Pasta with Burrata from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Spring Pea Pasta with Burrata is one of those recipes that you can throw together in a pinch on a weeknight. It’s really just a few ingredients you probably have on hand plus fresh mint to really make it shine. The burrata is the icing on the cake and gives it this luscious and cream consistency. Trust me – you’ll be putting this on regular rotation for the rest of the season!

Spring Pea Pasta with Burrata

One of those recipes that you can throw together in a pinch on a weeknight. Trust me – you’ll be putting this on regular rotation for the rest of the season!
4.9 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 pound fresh shelled spring peas
  • 1 pound small tube-shaped pasta
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 shallot sliced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint
  • 1 lemon juiced and zested
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 6- ounce ball burrata cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • Small handful of pea tendrils to garnish


  • Bring a large pot of water to boil, add the peas and boil gently until almost tender, about 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, or spider, remove the peas from the boiling water and rinse under cold water in order to cool completely.
  • To the same boiling water, add the pasta and cook according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking, make the pea sauce.
  • Place a skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil, garlic, shallot and red pepper flakes and cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Add the butter and cook for about 1 minute more. Add the peas and stir to combine and season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and add the mint. Taste and season adjust salt and freshly ground black pepper as needed.
  • When the pasta is cooked, drain and add to the skillet with the peas. Stir together. Add the parmesan cheese, lemon juice and zest tossing gently to incorporate cheese. Break the burrata up into small pieces and dot the top of the skillet with it and garnish with extra mint leaves and pea tendrils. Serve immediately.

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling and recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. Sommer @aspicyperspective

    Hello dinner! This dish looks truly amazing!

  2. Heather Christo

    Just gorgeous! I bet that burrata melts in so beautifully!

  3. jordan @ dancing for donuts

    omg YES give me anything with burrata!!! i love how colorful this dish is too – so perfect for a summer dinner al fresco!!!

  4. Monika

    I love the fresh springy-ness to this, and am in the market for some new pans. I had never heard of these, so will be checking it out. Thanks for the recommendation.

    • Katie

      5 stars
      Made this tonight, it was very good! I used frozen peas and substituted fresh mozzarella for bratta cheese just because I couldn’t find it in this area. Super delicious! I will definitely make it again.

  5. marjanne

    I made this dish today easy and very tasty! loved the burrata cheese!

    • Diana B

      Hi, did you use grated Parmesan cheese? The recipe doesn’t specify.

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  7. Sam

    i made this last night and it was so delicious! i loved the burrata with the peas and the lemon made it so well balanced. i adapted the recipe for 2 people, but still may have added a little too much oil – i’ll have to watch for it next time.

    i’ve been reading your blog for years now (i live off your mint-basil vinaigrette – my boyfriend puts it on every vegetable!) but have yet to comment. thank you for your amazing content. it has made this avocado-loving-california-girl very happy!

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  9. Misa

    I made this tonight and it was absolutely divine. Thank you for the delicious recipe!

  10. Barry Scott

    I just made it tonight. I added some bacon as well. Delicious. The lemon juice and zest really pops the flavor. Looks like this meal is going into the summer rotation. Thanks.

  11. Megan

    For anyone looking for that specific type of pasta, it’s ditalini 🙂

  12. Francie

    This looks amazing! Could it be made a little time in advance? Looking for some great spring brunch/lunch recipes I can make in advance so I’m not stressed entertaining. You are my go to gal for everything food!

  13. alison

    Can frozen peas be used here? Unfortunately our local grocery store doesn’t have fresh peas.

  14. Diana

    LOVE all your recipes. Making this as a side dish for Easter. For the Parmesan cheese, is it grated?

  15. Becki

    This is delicious! All these ingredients shine beautifully! The burata really makes this come together. When the hubs loved it and wanted three servings, I know it was a hit! He’s a huge meat eater but he didn’t miss it with this one. Served with salad and bread. YUM!

  16. Jen

    This was delicious. Made as written. Amazon sells gluten free ditalini which is what I used since my husband is gluten intolerant. Came out great!

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  19. Mollie Christopher

    5 stars
    Um SO delicious and perfect for spring. I’m here for anything that includes burrata. My husband and his friend loved this too!

  20. Taylor

    Hi Gaby! This looks delicious. Would you recommend serving at room temp as more of a pasta salad during warmer months or would that not work well? Thank you!

    • Gaby

      totally would be great!! really at any temp

  21. Molly Reich

    Hi! I can’t find fresh peas and only have half a bag of frozen ones in my freezer. Do you think I could do a mix of frozen peas and fresh asparagus?

  22. Evelyn

    5 stars
    I made this for dinner and all four kids ate it! That means more than anything I could write. It was really delicious! We will be incorporating it into our dinner rotation.

  23. Megan

    5 stars
    While I had to make some substitutions, I still feel confident rating this 5 stars. What’s not to like? Creamy, fresh, and delicious!

  24. Rachel

    5 stars
    Daaaaang this was good! A full tablespoon of red pepper flakes seemed a little excessive, but I’m so glad I didn’t modify the measurements. The unexpected spice makes this dish so beyond delicious!

  25. Erin

    4 stars
    This is really good. I add a touch of cream which I think I prefer a little more than the burratta. WHO AM I?
    I added Gaby’s go to seasoning for a little something extra and broccoli with the peas. Next time I’m going to add pancetta cause, why not. Another delicious meal for the books. Thanks!

  26. Isabelle

    5 stars
    I just made this for my family and my parents who were visiting and everyone kept telling me how amazing it was and everyone went back for more which is a big deal in my family. We didn’t have any leftovers. My husband said it was his new favorite and my parents ask me to send them the recipe. A++++ fresh recipe

  27. Alli

    5 stars
    Delicious and super easy. Had to substitute frozen peas and mixed in some sugar snap peas for more texture and it still turned out awesome. Will be making again!