Easy Peasy Neapolitan Pasta

Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta: 100 Quick and Easy RecipesA simple and quick pasta recipe, that is delicious and vegan. Serves a family of 4. I did submit this to Meat Free Monday website.


  • ½ an onion
  • 2 Teaspoons of olive oil
  • Garlic clove (optional)
  • 1 x tin tomatoes and onions, or 4 chopped skinless tomato
  • 1 x tinned peas (must be tinned)
  • Penna pasta recommended – assuming dried, if freshly made boil water as you add onion

  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil
  2. Add the chopped onion, when soft add the garlic (crushed or chopped)
  3. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the tinned tomato and onions or tomato
  4. Put water for pasta in kettle for more efficient boiling
  5. Simmer the sauce while water boils.
  6. Once water boiled cook pasta, as pasta is cooked, remove heat from sauce, add the tinned peas. If you like pepper and salt add now.
  7. Drain pasta using a sieve or colander and place the sieve / colander back on to pot you cooked the pasta in. Pour the rest of the olive oil over the pasta and toss.
  8. I suggest adding the pasta to the sauce now, and then serve.


About 10-15 minutes.