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Italian Pasta and Peas

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Lipton's Bow Tie Pasta in a Creamy Parmesan and Romano Cheese Sauce Mix.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 190 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 574mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • alfoa
    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.

  • astarzynski
    Jul 14, 2014

    Excellent side dish.

  • Sprowl
    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!
    Mar 6, 2011

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