Easy peasy cheesy pasta

    50 min

    This is a wholesome, quick and simple recipe that's great for kids.

    20 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 onions, chopped
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 450g (1 lb) passata
    • 450ml (16 fl oz) water
    • 2 (200g) tins petits pois, with liquid
    • 1 (500g) pack macaroni
    • 50g (2 oz) grated Cheddar cheese

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat; sauté onion for about 5 minutes. Add salt, pepper, passata and water; bring mixture to a boil and add peas; reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    3. Stir cooked pasta and cheese into tomato mixture. Cover pan and turn off heat; let stand for 10 minutes.


    Use a tomato pasta sauce instead of the passata if you prefer.

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    My son really enjoyed this one. I would suggest adding more cheese though.  -  15 Sep 2008


    Absolutely wonderful! It took a little longer than I expected, but it is delicious! I will make this recipe again!  -  15 Sep 2008


    Loved it! We added more cheese than the recipe for extra awesomeness!  -  24 Jul 2012