Fusilli With Potatoes and Peas

(from saymyname’s recipe box)

Serves 6 people

Categories: Italian, Main Dish, Pasta


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups diced unpeeled yukon gold potatoes
  • salt
  • fresh ground white pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 cup frozen green pea , defrosted
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup dry white italian wine
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 lb fusilli
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese , divided


  1. In a covered pasta pot over high heat, bring water to a rapid boil.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large saute pan, heat oil over medium heat.

  3. Add in potatoes and salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Cook, stirring, until potatoes are firm to the bite and lightly browned, about 6 minutes.

  5. Add the onion, peas, and oregano and cook, stirring, until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes.

  6. Add water and cook about 1 minute.

  7. Add wine and cook until reduced by half.

  8. Remove from heat and set aside.

  9. While the sauce is simmering, add salt and fusilli to boiling water and cook, uncovered, over high heat until pasta is al dente.

  10. Scoop out about 1 cup of pasta water and set aside; drain pasta.

  11. Return potato mixture to high heat; add 2 tablespoons of the reserved pasta water and the butter and heat through.

  12. Add fusilli and, using a wooden spoon, toss to coat evenly, adding more pasta water if needed.

  13. Add half of the Parmigiano-Reggiano and toss well.

  14. Transfer to a large serving bowl and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Serve right away.

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