6-Ingredient Ditalini with Peas and Parmesan is the perfect lazy-night dinner. All you need is a few ingredients and less than 20 minutes of time to make this yummy ditalini pasta recipe.
What I love about this recipe is that it’s cooked up quick and can feed a family.
I would have to say this ditalini is definitely great for winter. All you need are frozen peas, fresh parmesan cheese, butter, and the other ingredients that can be found in your pantry.
The Six Ingredients You Need
- Ditalini pasta
- Parmesan cheese (I used rennet-free)
- Olive oil
What can I add to Ditalini pasta?
The options are endless, here are a few ingredients that work well. Pesto, Marinara sauce, sundried tomatoes with garlic, parmesan, fetta, or asiago cheese, butter, artichoke, and olive oil. Peas and parmesan are my two favorite combinations.
How do I make good pasta?
1.) Use a large pot that holds lots of water.
2.) Make sure the water comes to a rolling boil, not a simmer.
3.) Season the water with plenty of salt. That is the chance to season the pasta.
4.) Stir right after the pasta is dumped into the water.
5.) Remove once the pasta is al dente–make sure the pasta is not mushy (usually 10 minutes of cook time).
6.) Drain well, and serve immediately.
The options are endless.
What are the benefits of peas?
Peas contain fiber, Vitamin A, iron, folate, and Vitamin C just to name a few benefits.
Fun fact: Over two hundred years ago, any man who went out to sea knew they had a 50-50 chance of returning alive–not because of pirates, or a rough storm, but because of the lack of Vitamin C that would cause the deadly disease Scurvy.
What can I use in place of Ditalini pasta?
Any equal parts of your favorite pasta.
What are Ditalini noodles?
A small tube-like pasta that is thumb-sized and used in soups like minestrone and white bean soup.
Read the recipe from start to finish. You will better understand the flow of the recipe and identify any unfamiliar words or methods.
Shop for the ingredients beforehand. When you shop ahead, you are less likely to swap out ingredients for what you don’t have, thus creating a complete recipe fail!