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Pasta and Peas

Pasta and Peas

  • Author: A Foodie Affair
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x


Pasta with home made pasta sauce, peas and cheese.


  • 1 lb. Ditalini pasta
  • 128 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp or so sugar
  • Sprinkling of oregano, basil and parsley, dried
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 bag frozen peas
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring water in a large saucepot for pasta to a boil.
  2. For sauce, heat olive oil in a saucepot or saute pan, and cook 3/4 of the onion until translucent (save the other 1/4 for the pea mixture). Add garlic, and cook approx 1 minute (be careful not to burn garlic). Add crushed tomatoes, seasonings to taste, sugar and salt and pepper. Cook sauce on low light for approx. 20 minutes.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions, approx 10 minutes. Strain pasta reserving 1 c. pasta water. Put pasta back in to saucepot.
  4. For peas, in a small skillet, melt 1 Tbsp butter. Add the leftover 1/4 of onion, and cook until translucent. Add peas and cook until bright green and warmed.
  5. Add sauce and peas to pasta. Add some grated Parmesan cheese. Mix. If sauce is too thick, thin with some of the pasta water.
  6. Serve in a huge bowl. Add more grated Parmesan cheese as desired.