Recipe courtesy of Emily Weinberger for Food Network Kitchen

One-Pot Cheesy White Rigatoni with Peas for Two

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There is nothing better than having very little to clean up after a good, home-cooked meal. With this one-pot pasta, the pasta and sauce are cooked in the same vessel. Even better, this dish comes together in just 30 minutes. The sauce is bright and tangy, thanks to lemon and white wine, and the fresh herbs and cheese make it delectably savory.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the leeks, celery, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened and just starting to caramelize, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in the garlic until softened, about 1 minute. Add the rigatoni and white wine and cook, stirring occasionally, until the wine has almost evaporated and is thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the lemon juice, 1 1/2 cups water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper and stir to combine. Cook, stirring frequently, until the liquid has almost evaporated and the pasta is al dente, 14 to 16 minutes. Add the lemon zest, peas, mozzarella, Parmesan, heavy cream, capers, rosemary, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a generous amount of pepper and cook, stirring, until the cheese is melted and the peas are warm, about 2 minutes. Divide between 2 serving bowls and garnish with celery leaves.