You are here: Home » Recipes » Orecchiette Pasta with Peas, Parmesan and Mint Orecchiette Pasta with Peas, Parmesan and Mint Recipe by Relish ContributorKitchen Tested Yield 4 servings Fresh peas and mint are a thing of wonder in this vegetarian dinner PrintEmail Ingredients 12 ounces orecchiette, bowtie or cavatappi pasta Salt Water2 teaspoons olive oil2 teaspoons unsalted butter1 medium Vidalia onion, chopped3 garlic cloves, minced2 cups shelled fresh peas1/2 cup vegetable broth or water1/4 cup minced fresh mint1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Instructions Cook pasta in boiling salted water 12 minutes until tender. Drain and rinse in cold water to stop cooking process. Set aside. Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick saute pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; saute 4 minutes until lightly browned. Add peas and broth and continue to cook 2 minutes. Add cooked pasta to pan and combine ingredients well. Add mint, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.