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An overhead view of a bowl of Fresh Mint and Peas on a bed of pasta

Peas and mint go well together! The perfect combination.

I began by heating olive oil in a pan and added thinly sliced shallots and garlic.  After the shallots and garlic cooked for a couple of minutes, I added in the peas and fresh mint, covered the pan and let them steam. Using the back of my spoon, I mashed a few of the peas but left most whole.  At the end, I added some butter and tossed in the pasta and scattered a hefty sprinkling of fresh parmesan cheese over the top.

A closeup of a bowl of Fresh Mint and Peas on a bed of pasta

I love the simplicity of this dish.

It’s fresh and tastes great and is an easy meal for a busy weeknight!

Pasta With Fresh Mint And Sweet Peas

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Pasta with fresh mint and sweet peas is an easy meal for a busy weeknight. Peas and mint go so well together and mixed with garlic, scallions and fresh parmesan you’ve got a winning recipe.


  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen peas (if using frozen thaw first)
  • 16 tablespoons butter


  • Prepare the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan on medium high heat.
  • Add the slices of shallot and the garlic and stir for a minute.
  • Pour in the mint and the peas and stir. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover the pan.
  • Cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter.
  • Add the pasta and toss to combine. Top with parmesan cheese.
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