Pasta With Peas, Please

This was always a staple in my home growing up. Despite the fact that I absolutely HATE peas, this has always been one of my favorite dishes….explain that one to me?

This is a great simple meal perfect for a weeknight, with an elegant dinner party taste. The best part is that it is extremely inexpensive to make!

The smashed pea green sauce is sweet and nutty. You can use any kind of pasta you wish, but I prefer shells because they catch all of the juice and peas.

Pasta With Peas

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 3 cans of Sweet Peas
  • 1 onion
  • 1 lb pasts
  • Parmesan Cheese for sprinkling

Dice your onions, and saute, until clear, on medium in a heated pan with the oil and butter. Empty your peas into the pan WITH the liquid. Simmer on medium/low for 40 minutes. About every 10 minutes, mash the peas with the back of a spoon.

Make your pasta as instructed on the box. Once cooked, mix with sauce, sprinkle with freshly grated cheese, and enjoy!!!!!

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  1. I still remember a story my mom told me about my aunt who HATED peas when she was growing up. As a child, my mom and her siblings were not allowed to leave the table until they cleaned their plate but when peas were served my aunt refused to eat them. She would sit there and line them up around her plate but never open her mouth. Apparently there was the famous 3 hour pea standoff between my aunt and grandma, who finally gave up and threw the peas away!
    Funny, I have always loved peas and so have my kids! Thanks for sharing this recipe, I will have to cook it for my little ones.

    • I love stories like these! I was that way with zucchini. I could not handle it! I would wait until everyone would leave the table and I would pretend to eat it then spit it back out in my cup…worked every time!!!

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