Orecchiette with Peas and Onions

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 onions, cut in half through the stem and thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen tiny peas
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. orecchiette
  • 1 cup freshly grated pecorino cheese

Directions

  • In a large pot, bring at least 4 quarts water to a rolling boil.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are softened. Add the peas, salt, and pepper, and cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in 2 tablespoons of water from the pot of boiling water. Reduce heat to low and cover skillet.
  • Add the pasta to the boiling water, stir well to separate, and cook until al dente. Drain and transfer to a warm serving bowl. Add some of the cheese and toss until melted. Top with the onion mixture and the remaining cheese.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 onions, cut in half through the stem and thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen tiny peas
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. orecchiette
  • 1 cup freshly grated pecorino cheese

Directions

  • In a large pot, bring at least 4 quarts water to a rolling boil.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are softened. Add the peas, salt, and pepper, and cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in 2 tablespoons of water from the pot of boiling water. Reduce heat to low and cover skillet.
  • Add the pasta to the boiling water, stir well to separate, and cook until al dente. Drain and transfer to a warm serving bowl. Add some of the cheese and toss until melted. Top with the onion mixture and the remaining cheese.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories500
Total Fat10g
Saturated Fat4.5g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium410mg
Total Carbohydrate80g
Dietary Fiber10g
Sugars10g
Protein25g