Spring Pea Pasta with Burrata

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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

Author: Gaby Dalkin
4.8 from 17 votes
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!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 people


  • 1 pound fresh shelled spring peas
  • 1 pound small tube-shaped pasta
  • ½ 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.


There's just something special about eating seasonally. I highly recommend you make this when peas are fresh in season because no other peas will compare!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 923IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 318mg | Iron: 2mg
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Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling and recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking


  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

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

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