Italian Pasta and Peas Recipe
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Italian Pasta and Peas Recipe

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If your family doesn't care for peas, substitute frozen green beans or broccoli. By stirring in cubed cooked chicken or ham, this becomes a mouthwatering main dish with little effort.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 package (4.1 ounces) quick-cooking bow tie pasta and Parmesan/Romano sauce mix
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 190 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 574mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the water, milk and butter; bring to a boil. Stir in pasta and sauce mix. Cook over medium heat for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the peas, mushrooms and oregano; cook 3-4 minutes longer or until pasta is tender. Remove from the heat. Sauce will thicken upon standing. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Lipton's Bow Tie Pasta in a Creamy Parmesan and Romano Cheese Sauce Mix.
Originally published as Italian Pasta and Peas in Taste of Home Meals in Minutes Calendar Annual 2002, p1

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alfoa User ID: 2078080 227567
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2015

"I also couldn't find the Lipton as specified in the editor's note. Knorr has fettucine in the Parmesan/Romano sauce. This reminds me of tuna casserole minus the tuna."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3864962 59460
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2014

"Excellent side dish."

Sprowl User ID: 29186 51274
Reviewed May. 11, 2011

"This is a nice mild, tasty side dish.

In our area, they no longer carry the Lipton pasta suggested. It is now Knorr Italian pasta formally Lipton and called creamy garlic shells. I couldn't find any bow tie pasta. It is in a parmesan/romano sauce."

New Recipe Night! User ID: 5861696 82067
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"Really good and quick to make. Add ham or chicken for a quick main dish!"

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