Pea Pasta with Napolitana Sauce


pea pasta with napoletana sauce

I’m obsessed with my fairly recent discovery of pea pasta and honestly can’t taste the difference from standard pasta. Gluten, wheat and egg-free, it suits our family perfectly and full of protein and fibre too making pea pasta a tasty and healthy option. Here I’ve paired it with a simple but delicious napolitana sauce the whole family loves.

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Serves 4-6 depending on portion size

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 small onions (red/white or a mix) finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 400g  tin chopped tomatoes
  • handful of fresh tomatoes, de-seeded and chopped
  • 150 g tomato paste
  • Splash of red wine
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • freshly ground pepper and sea salt


Italian napletana sauce


Fry the onions and garlic in a large saucepan in half the oil. When golden, add the tomatoes (tinned, fresh and paste) and rest of the oil and leave on high for a short time. Once bubbling, lower to a simmer and add the wine, sugar and stock cube, stirring through. Simmer for 40-60 minutes until the sauce has reduced.  Stir occasionally so nothing sticks to the pan.

10 minutes before the sauce is cooked, place the pea pasta into a pan of boiling water and cook for 6-7 minutes.

Once ready, drain and plate up adding the sauce on top. Add grated cheese if you like (Parmesan or a dairy-free alternative) and season with salt and pepper.


Italian napletana sauce

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24 Responses

  1. Becky Hodson

    Not a clue where to buy pea pasta! Must find out though as I’m trying Veganuary out. I’m veggie anyway, so this is just one step further.
    Looks delicious, by the way. Thanks for the ideas 😀

  2. Chloe

    Hi, I have still yet to try peas pasta yet, which is a bit mad as it seemed to everywhere at the moment I shall try your sauce with it once I get some #brillBlogPosts

  3. Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food

    I have only very recently noticed the explosion of pea and legume pastas: I’m going to have to try them now! This sauce is simplicity itself and sounds absolutely delicious. I can see this happening on a busy weeknight in the very near future!

  4. Vicky

    I swear I keep seeing pea pasta every time I go to the shops. It’s a sign! Now, I have a tasty recipe to cook with the pasta, too. Thanks for sharing this yummy dish x

  5. TiddlerTales

    So happy to be back in the blogging community after a time away having my twins last year. They would LOVE this dish, I’ll be trying this at the weekend thank you 🙂 #brilliantblogposts

  6. becca farrelly

    This looks lovely and really easy to make. In the week, I’m always looking for new recipes that I can create in a rush and this looks like something we would all like! 🙂


  7. Michelle

    Wow it looks so tasty and is very simple. You can’t beat pasta for some winter comfort food on a chilly evening #brillblogposts


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