Pasta with Leeks, Peas, Parmesan, and a Fried Egg

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Author Notes: This is what I love to cook when I'm home alone for dinner. Creamy, buttery pasta with loads of veggies and a rich egg yolk for the sauce.erinmcdowell

Serves 1

  • 1 handful spaghetti
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 egg
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese, for garnish
  1. Cook the spaghetti in salted boiling water until tender, 7 to 9 minutes. Drain and reserve.
  2. In a large sauté pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the leek and garlic and saut´ until tender, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the peas and pasta, and toss to combine. Continue to toss until the mixture is heated through. Season with red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Using a spatula or tongs, push all the pasta to one end of the pan.
  4. Crack an egg into the empty side of the pan. Season it with salt and pepper, and reduce heat to low. Cook the egg until your desired doneness. Transfer the pasta to a large bowl and finish with parmesan cheese. Top with the egg and serve.

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about 1 year ago db7

Thank you for this! It was exactly the simple easy recipe I was looking for. I used ricotta and the last of some pesto instead of chili and parm which was nice and mellow is contrast to a salty fried egg!


almost 3 years ago Savannah

I didn't have leeks on hand, so I had to substitute with shallots. It was such an easy recipe there was no harm done and definitely is a delicious and scrappy dinner that can be made in a flash. Loved it!


almost 4 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

Made a great meal for four on a hot summer night, thanks!


almost 5 years ago bex

This looks like comfort food at its best!