The final week of Summer, Sweets and Supper is finally here, after a long hot summer filled with delicious recipes and lots of things going on in the world, I thought it fitting to leave you with one of my easiest comfort food recipes to close this project and the bring in the Autumn.

This dish is a big comforting bowl of Rigatoni Pasta, Peas, Parmesan and Mint. I love to cook this up after a day of work, when I want something filling and home cooked without any of the effort.

Other Pasta varieties will work great too, Rigatoni just happens to be my favourite.

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 200g Rigatoni
  • 40g Salted Butter
  • 150g Frozen Garden Peas
  • zest 1 Lemon
  • 1 Clove Garlic crushed
  • 4 sprigs fresh Mint sliced julienne
  • 80g Parmesan finely grated
  • Juice 12 Lemon
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Begin by bringing a large pan of salted water to the boil.
  • Add the Rigatoni and set a timer for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile heat a large skillet or non stick frying pan over a medium heat and add 30g of the Butter.
  • Once the butter starts foaming, add the Peas, crushed Garlic and Lemon zest.
  • Heat, stirring around the pan for 2 minutes then add sliced Mint and the grated Parmesan.
  • Add a ladle of the pasta water to the skillet and mix into the Pea and Parmesan mix to make a creamy emulsified sauce.
  • Once the pasta is ready, drain and add to the skillet along with the Lemon juice and the remaining 10g of Butter.
  • Mix together until everything is nice and saucy and evenly coated. If the sauce looks too thick then add a bit more of the pasta water.
  • Season with Salt and Pepper and serve immediately in pasta bowls with a final grating of fresh Parmesan.