Penne Pasta with Tomatoes and Peas

Penne pasta with tomatoes and peas is a vegetarian option that’s quick, light and super simple. This dish is a winner at any meal!

Penne Pasta with Tomatoes and Peas

Penne Pasta with Tomatoes and Peas

Course Main Course
Servings 1
Calories 385 kcal


  • cup uncooked penne pasta (2 oz)
  • ¼ cup frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • cloves garlic, minced (1½ tsp)
  • ¾ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¾ tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • tsp black pepper
  • tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Stir in the peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain.
  • Add oil to a saute pan and heat over medium-low heat. Saute garlic for 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Increase heat to medium-high, add tomatoes, basil and parsley. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add pasta, salt and pepper to pan, cook for 3 minutes or until heated through.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately.
Keyword fast and easy, green peas, low calorie, meal for one, meatless, pasta, pasta sauce, pasta with peas, pasta with tomatoes, penne, quick and easy meal, quick dinner, vegetarian


Did you know?  Traditional “white” pasta has gotten a bad rap lately but there are plenty of healthier alternatives out there, either with carbs and without!

Suggestion:  For a more protein-rich meal, add some Italian meatballs!

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4 Replies to “Penne Pasta with Tomatoes and Peas”

  1. What a tasty looking dish! I love tomatoes and peas but never thought of combining it to make a pasta dish.

    This dish is so simple to make that it will be just perfect to have over these the next few days. We are still in a busy holiday season. Thank you for this recipe!

  2. The dish looks very delicious. I am definitely trying this out. I am lazy when it comes to cooking but this recipe is so simple and packed with goodness. I am always looking for new ways to include peas in a meal to encourage my boys to eat them. I can’t wait to have the family try this out.

    1. I love an easy meal as well and I hope this one will help your boys to appreciate peas!  Thank you for your comments

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