Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Looks delicious. From Everyday Italian, recipes for cleaning out the frig and cabinets. Giada recommends as a quick main dish or can be a side.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite (al dente), stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the pasta, RESERVING 2 cups of the pasta water.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Add the shallots, garlic, carrots, salt, and pepper. Cook until tender, about 8 minutes.
  4. Add the tomato paste and 1/2 cup of the hot pasta water. Stir to melt the tomato paste and create a sauce, adding more pasta water if necessary.
  5. Stir in the oregano, thyme, and parsley.
  6. Gently fold in the cooked pasta, peas, and the cheeses, adding more reserved pasta water if necessary.
  7. Transfer to a platter and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

It was great!!!! When I make it the next time I might omit the carrots, but its a great way to get kids to eat vegtables without them knowing it. thanks for sharing this one its a quick easy supper.

paula146 June 06, 2009

Delish. I reduced pasta by more than 1/2 & it was still enough for 6 side dishes for us. I left all other ingredients the same, I just used less pasta water. Liked the herbs used, thanks for sharing.

Mustang Sally 54269 May 15, 2009