Pasta, Potato, and Green Pea Soup

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Appears in
Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

  • About

At first, our customers were a bit puzzled that we would combine pasta with potatoes, but really, it’s a classic Italian combination, and something my beloved mother made frequently. And it’s so beautiful and delicious that everyone’s up for it.


  • 3 quarts water
  • 2 28-ounce cans whole peeled tomatoes, crushed with your hands


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large covered pot over high heat. Add the tomatoes, onions, garlic, and the parsley. Chop the basil and add to the pot along with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, uncovered, at a medium boil, stirring frequently for 30 minutes until it reduces slightly.
  2. Add the potatoes and