Welcome to this week’s #SundaySupper event which is all about spring! As you know, I live in Australia, which means we are in the middle of autumn at the moment, but that doesn’t stop the Italian in me to think of April as spring… so…
Today’s recipe is part of my little series about quick, simple and affordable pasta recipes. Who says that you need to go out of budget to have a healthy meal? Pasta usually makes everyone happy and you can prepare a delicious dinner in 20 minutes. Besides, it is a great way to get your kids to eat their vegetables, as everything tastes better with pasta, right? After sharing with you my recipe for Pasta with Fried Zucchini, today I will show you how to make Pasta with Peas, another family favourite at our place. It is really easy to make and it only requires a few ingredients, yet it tastes amazing. Serve it with a generous amount of finely grated Pecorino Romano, which will make it creamy and add a delicious cheesey touch to it – do not skip this! It’s the secret that makes this pasta irresistible! Buon appetito!
Pasta with Peas
Pasta with Peas- a quick, easy and affordable dinner idea, ready in 20 minutes!
- ½ onion finely chopped
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 300 gms – 2 cups baby peas frozen or fresh
- 80 ml – 1/3 cup water
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 350 gms short pasta
- Pecorino Romano finely grated
Finely chop the onion and put it in a sauce pan together with the 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and the frozen baby peas. Add the water and a pinch of salt, cover and let cook for 10 minutes on a slow fire. This sauce has to be a little watery.
Cook the pasta following the steps on How to cook pasta “al dente” in the Techniques page of this site. Drain it and top it with the pea sauce. Mix well.
Serve immediately with a generous amount of finely grated Pecorino Romano and some freshly ground pepper on the top.
Pecorino Romano is very important in this recipe, as that’s what makes the dish creamy and delicious. Do not skip it!
Check out all the other amazing recipes the #SundaySupper team has come up with to celebrate spring!
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- Chive and Cheese Quiche by An Appealing Plan
- Lavender Scones by Feeding Big and More
- Raspberry Lemon Baked Donuts by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Matcha Donuts by The Ninja Baker
- Whole Wheat Lemon Berry Coffee Cake with Lemon Glaze by A Mindful Mom
- Artichoke Lemon Hummus by Food Done Light
- Asparagus and Goat Cheese Tart by Baking Sense
- Butter Lettuce and Spring Radish Salad by Hardly A Goddess
- Ceviche with Potato and Pea Shoot Salad by Caroline’s Cooking
- Roasted Strawberry Popsicles by Brunch-n-Bites
- Rustic Wrapped Tart with Ramps by Delaware Girl Eats
- An Unconventional Mojito by Monica’s Table
- Caribbean Cream Cocktail by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Cucumber Grapefruit Basil Mojito by The Crumby Cupcake
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- Spiced Rhubarb Champagne Cocktail by Hezzi-D Books and Cooks
- Vanilla Lavender Limeade by The Tip Toe Fairy
- Very Berry Springtime Spritzer by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Violet Hour by Wholistic Woman
- Cheese Tortellini with Herbed Ricotta and Fava Beans by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Gnocchi Primavera with Spring Asparagus and Peas by La Bella Vita Cucina
- Levantine Fattoush Salad by Curious Cuisiniere
- One Pan Spicy Lemon Chicken with Tomatoes by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Orecchiette with Peas, Pecorino and Onions by Cooking Chat
- Pasta with Peas by Manu’s Menu
- Pesto Shrimp and Zoodles Oh My! by My Imperfect Kitchen
- Ramp and Mushroom Frittata by Pies and Plots
- Spring Lamb Skewers with Roasted Baby Carrots by Food Lust People Love
- Spring Salad with Scallops and Strawberry Vinaigrette by My World Simplified
- Veggie Pasta Primavera by Momma’s Meals
- Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Rhubarb Salad by The Texan New Yorker
- Green Peas with Onion and Bacon by Magnolia Days
- Minty Pea Farro Spring Salad by She Loves Biscotti
- Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Quinoa Pilaf by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Amazing Coconut Cake by A Baking Legacy
- Berry and Honey Whipped Ricotta by Family Foodie
- Caramelized Black Figs and Walnuts with Mascarpone by Un Assaggio of Food, Wine & Marriage
- Carrot Oatmeal Raisin Cookies by What Smells So Good?
- Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookies by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Colorado Crème by Cooking on the Ranch
- Honey Blossoms by Get the Good Stuff!
- Hot Milk Sponge Cake by Hey What’s for Dinner Mom?
- Lemon Scented Choux with Rhubarb Ginger Pastry Cream by The Finer Cookie
- Meyer Lemon Bars by The Chef Next Door
- No-Bake Berry Greek Yogurt Pie by An Italian in my Kitchen
- Rhubarb Meringue Pie by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Spring Cookie Bouquet by The Freshman Cook
- Strawberry Cheesecake Puffs by Moore or Less Cooking
- Strawberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream by Tramplingrose
- Strawberry Moscato Sorbet by Seduction in the Kitchen
- The Black Beast by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
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The Finer Cookie/Kim says
I’m all about simple cooking! Looks delicious!
I’m the biggest fan of peas!! Your dish looks really simply and so easy to make. Perfect lazy Sunday dinner :).
Perfect spring recipe, Manu! My gang would love this simple, delicious pasta.
Renee @ReneesKitchenAdventures says
Peas always remind me of Spring! I love them with pasta. Such a great dish.
This dish looks simply delicious!! Love the classic combo of pasta and peas – quick, affordable and serious yum. What more could you ask for 🙂
This looks like the perfect dish to highlight fresh spring peas.
Sometimes the best dishes are the simplest. Just the fresh flavor of the peas with some delicious pasta sounds like my kind of spring dinner.