Penne with Mushrooms, Peas & Cherry Tomatoes

By Theresa Greco
Loaded with veggies, this pasta dish is a healthy meal that is ready in minutes.
  • Cuisine: American
  • Course: Dinner


  • Cherry tomatoes
  • cremini mushrooms
  • crushed red pepper
  • Fresh basil
  • frozen peas
  • garlic cloves
  • olive oil
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • penne pasta


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Stir the penne into the boiling water. Cover the pot and return to boiling, stirring occasionally until pasta is tender but firm (al dente). Usually about 12 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil, crushed red pepper and garlic over medium heat. Cook until garlic becomes fragrant. Add mushrooms. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally about 5 minutes or until mushrooms are lightly browned. Add peas and 1/4 cup of pasta water
  3. When ready drain pasta and add to skillet with vegetables. Return skillet to low heat and add tomatoes and basil
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.