Pasta Peas

Pasta Peas


"This is a great and very quick recipe that my grandmother and my mom used to make for me. I make it for my family now. Enjoy!"

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 436 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 436 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 72.7g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 17.3 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 603 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. While pasta water is boiling, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook onions in oil until tender. Stir in salt, pepper, tomato sauce, water and peas. Reduce heat and simmer until pasta is done.
  3. Stir cooked pasta into tomato mixture. Increase heat and bring to a boil briefly. Remove from heat, stir in cheese, cover and let rest 10 minutes. Serve.
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  1. 23 Ratings


This is a GREAT recipe. It reminds me of something my mom used to make. I don't normally like "simple" recipes, because I find them too bland or whatnot, but this really is a great and simple recipe. I was worried about putting in too many peas and/or onions, because I wasn't really measuring, but I think next time I will put a more generous helping in. I was also worried about it being too watery. Nope! I will definitely be making this one again, thanks! EDIT: I made this again last night and am currently eating it for lunch. You truly cannot go wrong with this recipe even if you totally screw up the portions; I barely had any onion, threw more cheese in, etc. I think pearl onions could be a good substitution for the chopped onions...could also try different kinds of sauces...lots of ideas!


Simple ingredients and very easy. I always have another helping and I am not a pea lover. I do use chiken broth in place of the water.


I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this recipe! I have been eating "pasta with the peas" since I was a little girl. I now make it for my own family, and it is a favorite in our house!! If you want it to taste even more scrumptious, add a teaspoon of sugar to the sauce. That's how us Sicilian's do it! And if you don't like the bits of onion, just use onion powder instead. It's just as delicious! Bon Appetite! :)