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Pasta with Peas

Pasta with Peas

Pasta with Peas- a quick, easy and affordable dinner idea, ready in 20 minutes!

Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Manuela Zangara


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Serve immediately with a generous amount of finely grated Pecorino Romano and some freshly ground pepper on the top.

Recipe Notes

Pecorino Romano is very important in this recipe, as that’s what makes the dish creamy and delicious. Do not skip it!