Mama's Wagon Wheel Pasta and Peas

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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

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.


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

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

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

  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 :)

  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

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

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

    Have a nice weekend, regards.

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


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