Pasta with Baby Peas is a traditional Italian pasta dish made with Ditalini pasta, baby peas, olive oil and onions. This dish is commonly known as Pasta Piselli, and it’s very flavorful, easy to make and made in One Pot! Best of all, serve this dish with a green salad on the side and dinner is ready in 30 minutes!
Baby peas are quickly sautéed and flavored with onions, red pepper flakes, fresh parsley and extra-virgin olive oil. Then water is added to the baby pea mixture, and Ditalini pasta is added to the same mixture and cooked directly in the same pot.
Making this vegetable pasta dish ready in no time!
Pasta with baby peas happens to be an all-in-one pasta dish! A favorite in our house.
We love making this Pasta with Baby Peas simply because it’s one dish you can quickly whip up on a busy weeknight; and it’s another way to use your peas and get the kids to eating them too!
HOW TO MAKE PASTA WITH BABY PEAS:
Pasta with Baby Peas recipe is a 2 step process:
First, saute onions, then add in the frozen peas and simmer for a good 15 minutes, until the peas are tender.
Next, add in the water and bring to a full boil. Then toss in the ditalini pasta along with the seasonings and simmer, until the pasta absorbs the water and is cooked until tender to the bite, about 6 to 7 minutes. Then serve. It’s that easy!
You will have to keep an eye on this pasta while its cooking, similar to cooking risotto. A little patience is needed, but it’s well worth it!
As kids growing up, our mother often made pasta with various vegetables, because quite frankly, we didn’t like eating vegetables at all, but we loved pasta.
She figured she could make dinner more fun and enjoyable for the entire family just by using small pastas like elbows, mini shells, ditalini, and even broken spaghetti with most of her pasta dishes.
And it worked. She was very clever!
Your family will love this pasta with baby peas dish!
This is such a delicious dish. I bet you will make this one often. And, for a healthier twist, try adding multi grain pasta, whole grain pasta, or even gluten-free pastas with this recipe.
If you are planning to make this pasta dish for small children and babies (ages 6 and under), omit the red pepper flakes.
Here’s a great tip:
When you make our favorite side of sweet baby peas for dinner, and you have extra leftover, you can easily whip up this pasta piselli dish with the remaining peas the very next day!! You will have to adjust the amount of water, depending on how much peas you have leftover. This is a One-Pot pasta dish for those busy nights when you need one and helps make clean up even easier!
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Here are the 3 main ingredients you will need.