Pasta with Tomatoes, Peas and Cream

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A delicious, quick and easy, one pot meal that the family loves. You can saute shrimp or Italian sausage to go with this if you like to add meat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta in boiling, salted water until al dente.
  2. About a minute before the pasta is finished, add the frozen peas to the boiling water.
  3. Drain pasta and peas.
  4. Meanwhile, cook chopped onion in olive oil over medium heat until tender.
  5. Add diced tomatoes, basil, cream, salt and the pepper flakes.
  6. Stir and heat, but do not boil.
  7. Serve sauce over pasta.


Most Helpful

I've been making a lot of meatless pasta dishes of late, and this is yet another winner. I used bowtie pasta (had run out of my fav penne) other than that I followed the recipe to a T. The flavour combinations were delicious, creamy tomato, zippy red peppers, and the sweetness of the peas were a real winner. Thanks for posting.

Evie* January 05, 2003

Sauteed some shrimp and added it to the sauce and pasta at the last minute. Used two garlic cloves instead of onions (just a personal preference). Delicious dish and leftovers were even better for lunch the next day. Thanks for posting this great recipe!

Marie July 29, 2003

This is a very easy, delicious and inexpensive dish! I used shell pasta and substituted a few drops of tabasco sauce for the pepper flakes since I hadn't any on hand. I will be making this again. Thanks for sharing PanNan.

sunny_day January 23, 2004

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