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Looking for a quick meal that can replace those boxes of mac and cheese? Simply Easy Creamy Pasta with Peas is super quick, easy enough for the kids to help make, and it uses only REAL ingredients. It's also really flexible so you can customize it to your tastes or what you've got on hand.

Simply Easy Creamy Pasta and Peas

Bruce Bradley
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 cups whole wheat pasta
  • 3-4 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped fine
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • 7 oz. ham optional
  • 1-1 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional Garnish

  • Parmesan cheese warmed peas, fresh basil, tops of green onions


  • Prepare pasta according to its directions.
  • In a medium skillet add butter or olive oil and warm over medium heat. Then add onions and cook for about 5 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add the garlic, ham (optional), and peas to the onions. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until warmed throughout.
  • Drain pasta and return to its pot. Add sour cream and parmesan cheese. Stir until mixed thoroughly.
  • Toss the onion and peas into the pasta.
  • Serve and garnish as desired.


We recommend using organic ingredients when possible.
If you prefer you can mix in a tablespoon of butter to the drained noodles before adding in the sour cream and parmesan. This helps the noodles from sticking together and also adds a little extra flavor.
Did you make this recipe?Let us know how it was!