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Mama's Wagon Wheel Pasta and Peas



Mom always made pasta fun, here is a childhood favorite!


In a food processor add :
3 cloves of cleaned garlic
1/2 cup fresh celery leaves
1 sprig fresh oregano
4 fresh basil leaves
1 small sprig fresh rosemary
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Puree in a food processor, till it becomes a fine mixture.

In a large deep sauce pan, add the oil mixture, heat, add:
2 drained (14 to 15 oz size) cans of peas,  the above mixture and saute peas till they start to brown, around 10 minutes

Add:
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 small can of tomato paste + fill can with white wine to stir out the leftover paste
1 can of chicken broth
water if sauce gets too thick to add (around 1 cup)
1 cup of  fresh whole tomatoes or 1lb  fresh plum tomatoes pureed in food processor
All all above ingredients in a large saucepan.
Cook until sauce thickens around 1 1/2 hours on low.
Boil 1 pound of wagon wheel pasta in salt water till al dente to the bite. Drain. Pour sauce over and sprinkle generously with shredded grated Romano Cheese.

10 comments:

  1. ohmigosh it's so cute! this is the first time i've actually seen wagon pasta!

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  2. Another wonderful pasta dish. I love the wagon wheels, but not sure where I would find them.

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  3. Favolosa la ricetta della mamma. un abbraccio, buona giornata Daniela.

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  4. A delicious looking pasta dish. The wagon wheels make it fun. I can imagine Ted getting all excited because those little wheels are in his meal :)

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  5. dear Claudia, I always loved the wagon wheels as a kid. It is still a favorite. This is a classic dish for sure. Blessings dearest and a hug. Catherine xo

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  6. This is gonna sound weird but i LOVE wagon wheels...they are my favorite pasta. Definitely going to try this recipe out :)

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  7. Hi Pegasuslegend, the wheel pasta look so cute. The recipe look simple but very delicious and appetizing.

    Have a nice weekend, regards.

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  8. What a fun, tasty pasta recipe! I can see that both kids and adults would love it!

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