Pasta with Peas - Pasta e Piselli

Pasta and Peas - Piselli... it could not be any simpler... yet so good!


For 4 Person(s)

For the Pasta:

  • 1 large onion, cut into a 1/4 inch dice
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 10oz bag frozen peas
  • 1 fresh parsley
  • 1 pound dried baby shell pasta or ditalini
  • grated pecorino Romano cheese


  1. Put a saucepan over a medium flame and bring 2 Qts of water to a boil.
  2. Add the onion, salt and oil to the pan. Cook until the onion is very soft, about 30 mins.
  3. Add the peas and continue to boil for about 15-20 minutes. Add fresh parsley if using as desired.
  4. Drop the pasta into salted boiling water and cook for about half the time of the package instructions. Drain and add it to the peas.
  5. Mix well and serve with a sprinkle of grated pecorino Romano cheese.




Wednesday, 25 September 2019
I loved this, brought me back. Don't forget to generously season it to bring out that great flavor! - mgemail
Thursday, 14 December 2017
I've made this using Trader Joe's Porcini Mushroom & Truffle Triangoli pasta!! It iss wonderful ...
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- jckc
Thursday, 08 September 2016
3 pots,mostly for nostalgia. When I was a kid we used to call it "pasta fa peas". - Anna Engdahl