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Lemon Pea Pasta in a bowl

Pasta with Peas

Creamy Pasta with Peas has everything you are looking for – a light and creamy sauce, a bright pop of lemon, cool mint, and plenty of green peas.

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 3/4 lb. orecchiette pasta, or any short pasta
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice, about 2 lemons
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup finely grated pecorino romano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Cook pasta as directed on packaging.
  2. Put frozen peas in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 2-3 minutes or until they are warm.
  3. Once the pasta is done carefully scoop out 1/2 cup of pasta water. Drain the past and return it to the pot.
  4. Turn heat to low. Add in the butter, 1/4 cup of pasta water, and cheese. Mix until a creamy sauce is formed. Then add in the peas, mint and lemon juice. If the sauce is too dry add in more pasta water.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
  • Author: Megan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 510
  • Fat: 18.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 65.5g
  • Fiber: 5.6g
  • Protein: 19.5g
  • Cholesterol: 53mg

Keywords: Pasta with Peas, Pasta, Mint and lemon pasta