Peas and Shells

One of my husband’s favorite foods, while growing up, was Peas and Shells. It is a quick simple recipe, that is easy to make. My mother-in-law had given us a homemade book of her recipes and I decided to make this one. Enjoy!


1/2 lbs of small pasta shells

1 (8 oz) can of tomato sauce

1 cup of water

1 (10 oz) box of frozen peas (Or zucchini, chopped into bite sized pieces)

1 small onion, chopped

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1/2 tablespoon of fresh basil (or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil)

salt, to taste


  1. Saute onions with olive oil until onions are translucent.
  2. Pour onions, tomato sauce, water and fresh basil into a blender and blend until smooth. If you want chunky sauce, omit this step
  3. Pour sauce back into the pot and add peas and shells.
  4. Cook until shells are cooked.
  5. Add salt to taste

This recipe is very versatile. You can add different vegetables and spices to make it your own. It makes a very hearty, comfort food.



1 Comment

Filed under Main Dishes, Vegetarian

One response to “Peas and Shells

  1. Jason

    It’s such a simple recipe, but tastes amazing. You did such a great job with it!

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