Spaghetti and Peas

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: spaghetti and peas
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 385 kcal
Spaghetti and Peas is an easy pasta recipe that the whole family will love. Only one pot and 10 ingredients to a family friendly meal!


  • 8 ounces spaghetti uncooked
  • salt for seasoning water
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen shrimp optional
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese finely shredded
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Maldon sea salt
  • crushed red pepper


  1. In a large pot or saucepan, boil water according to spaghetti package directions. Salt well.
  2. Add spaghetti and cook according to package directions. Two minutes before spaghetti is scheduled to be finished cooking, add frozen peas and frozen shrimp (if applicable). Cook on high for an additional two minutes, or until peas and shrimp are defrosted. Water may not come back to a boil.
  3. Strain in a colander and toss with butter. Spoon onto serving dishes and top with Parmesan cheese, freshly ground black pepper and Maldon sea salt. You can also add crushed red pepper, if desired. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti and Peas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 504mg 21%
Potassium 296mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 13.8%
Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 22%
Iron 12.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.