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Pasta in Tomato Sauce with Peas

Pasta in Tomato Sauce with Peas is a quick and easy recipe that is perfect for a Sunday family meal or potluck gathering. This will soon become one of your favorite meals!

Course Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Rob


  • 1 lb campanelle pasta or pasta or your choice
  • 1/4 cup basil, shredded small
  • 1 1/2 pints cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12/ -3/4 cup frozen peas ( I use tender tiny peas but you can use any kind you like)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4-12 cup pasta water more may be needed


  1. Start water for pasta. when it starts to boil add pasta. When you drain pasta make sure to save at least 1/4 -12 cup pasta water.

    In a medium skillet heat about ΒΌ cup of olive oil  and add garlic making sure not to burn it.

    Stir over medium heat  for 2 minutes add tomatoes.

    Stir for 2 minutes , cover and lower heat a little bit .Check after a few minutes.  The tomatoes should  burst open at this point 

    Add basil and salt and pepper

    Lower heat, add peas and 1/4 cup pasta water. Cover for at  5 minute. At this point the peas should be done.

    Drain pasta, add sauce to pasta and add your favorite cheese and serve!!