Shells and Peas (Poor Man's Pasta Sauce)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a family favorite going way back. It's quick, cheap to make and absolutely delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a stick pot of heavily salted water to a boil and add pasta. Cook until al dente; about 6-mins.
  2. In the meantime, heat oil in large skillet. Add garlic slices, stirring constantly so they don't burn. Once a light-golden brown, spoon out garlic and set aside.
  3. Slowly, add tomato sauce to pan, taking care not to splatter yourself with the popping hot oil. Add, peas with their liquid, herbs and salt and pepper to taste; stirring occasionally. Cook for about 6-mins.
  4. Once pasta is cooked to perfection, scoop out of water and transfer directly into sauce. Fold pasta into sauce. Remove from heat. Fold in about half the cheese.
  5. Garnish with additional cheese.
  6. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

Our new favorite pasta dish~! Great for a night when you forgot to take something out of the freezer. Quick,easy and everyone loved it~!