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Sandy’s Peas and Pasta

Sandy enjoyed this recipe, made by her beloved Nunnie, throughout her life.  She loves it even more today because when she makes it, everyone in her family tells her that it tastes exactly like Nunnie’s.  That makes Sandy feel good, mind and body.  It certainly should make her feel good.  Everything Nunnie cooked was extraordinary.


Sandy’s Peas and Pasta

4 Tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, diced

1 28 ounce can tomato puree

2 ½ cans water (8 ¾ cups)

1 can peas with juice

1/3 cup grated Romano cheese

1 pound shell or ditalini pasta

Salt and pepper to taste

Brown onion in oil

Add puree and water

Season with salt and pepper

Cook 15 minutes

Add peas with juice

Season with half of the Romano cheese

Cook another 15 – 20 minutes

Cook pasta and add to pot with tomato and pea mixture

Sprinkle with remaining cheese