Angel Hair Pasta with Peas, Tomatoes and Garlic ~ Recipe

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe here on the blog, so I thought I would share a simple dinner that we had last week.  Pasta is my go-to dinner when I want something quick, easy and satisfying.  This easy pasta dish can be prepared in about 15-20 minutes!
Angel Hair with Peas, Tomatoes and Garlic
Serves 4
1 lb. Angel Hair pasta
1 can diced tomatoes (14 oz) with garlic and olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese plus more, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste


Cook pasta according to package directions.  Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat.  Add garlic and cook for one minute.  Add canned tomatoes and a quarter cup of starchy cooking liquid (from pasta pot) and cook for five to seven minutes. Add salt and pepper, to taste.  Add frozen peas and cook for 1-2 minutes or until peas are warmed through. 

Drain pasta.  Add pasta to skillet with tomato and pea mixture.  Top with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (or however much you like).  Toss pasta with tongs. Serve in bowl with additional sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and freshly ground black pepper on top.


Cottage Mama’s Note:  If you can’t find canned tomatoes with olive oil and garlic, try substituting Italian seasoned tomatoes or just use plain diced tomatoes.  During the summer months try using diced, fresh tomatoes to take advantage of the delicious seasonal ingredients that are available.

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  1. Looks so delicious!!

  2. This looks so yummy… thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

  3. I just love simple recipes like this. Why can’t I make these up myself? Duh.

  4. Out of curiosity, it looks like maybe you drained the tomatoes before adding, or did you use the liquid? Thanks, MB

  5. Easy and yummy – thanks!

  6. It looks delicious,

    I am trying it today, does it keep well (re-heating)?

    Thank you

  7. Yes, it reheats really well!

  8. It turned out delicious!

    Thank you.