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Pasta and Peas

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“This dish is very economical, fast and really tasty. Made this when I was first married and money was very tight.(we were in the military). I still make it a lot, using different kinds of beans.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 ounces ditalini, small elbow or small shells
  • 12 onion, diced
  • 14 cup olive oil
  • 1 can peas, undrained
  • 1 pinch dried basil, oregano,or both
  • 1 cup water (from cooking the pasta)
  • salt and pepper


  1. Start the water for the pasta.
  2. Meanwhile,heat a little of the oil in a sauce pan.
  3. Add the onions and cook until golden.
  4. (DO NOT BURN).
  5. Add the herbs, peas,and 1/2 cup of water and the rest of the oil.
  6. Keep warm.
  7. Drain the cooked pasta and put it in a bowl.
  8. Add the peas and mix.
  9. Add the rest of the water, if needed.
  10. I have also used Great Northern or Pork and beans--all undrained.
  11. You may add a diced tomato to the onions and peas, if you like.
  12. add the rest.

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