Easy Pasta E Piselli ~ Italian Pasta With Peas Recipe

One of the easiest Italian comfort foods is Easy Pasta e Piselli. Peas, onions, garlic, crispy pancetta, and pecorino cheese are in a light rosemary-tomato broth.   


– 1 heaping cup small diced pancetta (about 6 ounces) – 2 Tbsp olive oil – 2 cups small diced yellow onion – ¼ cup chopped garlic – Pinch crushed red pepper – ¼ cup tomato paste – 2 quarts low- or no-sodium vegetable or chicken broth – 2 sprigs rosemary – 1 parmigiano or pecorino cheese rind – 1 tsp salt, or to taste – ½ tsp black pepper, or to taste – 1 pound small pasta shells + salt for water – 4 cups peas or baby peas, defrosted if frozen (about 20 ounces) Grated Pecorino Romano cheese, for serving


Prepare all ingredients as directed.The blog post above has photographs and step-by-step directions.Sauté pancetta in oil in a big pot or Dutch oven on medium-low.  



Frying slowly renders fat and crisps. 15-20 minutes Use slotted spoon to drain pancetta on paper towels. Remove all except 3 tablespoons of rendered fat from the pot and use or discard. Stay fat on pan bottom.  


1 heaping cup tiny chopped pancetta, 2 teaspoons olive oil Add garlic, onions, and crushed red pepper. Stir occasionally to soften onions for 4 minutes.  


¼ cup chopped garlic, 2 cups diced tiny yellow onionPinch crushed red pepperSwitch onion mixture to one side of pot. Add tomato paste, boil 30 sec. To loosen and remove brown chunks, add 2 cups broth.  


¼ cup tomato pasteStir in remaining broth, rosemary, cheese rind, salt, and black pepper. Cover pot on high heat and stir often to boil.   


Soften vegetables by simmering slightly covered for 8–10 minutes.Combine 2 quarts low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth, 2 rosemary sprigs, 1 parmigiano or pecorino cheese rind, 1 tsp salt, and ½For half the package time, cook pasta in salted water.  


1-pound mini-pasta shellsDiscard the rosemary spring and cheese rind when the veggies soften. Add half-cooked pasta, peas, and preserved pancetta to the pot.  


Simmer and toss pasta until al dente, then remove from heat and season.four cups tiny peas


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