This recipe is SUPER simple and incredibly tasty. If you like Pasta Aglio Olio (pasta with garlic and olive oil), you'll LOVE this. The salty, garlicky salami with the sweet green peas -- MMMM! You'll find yourself making it all the time!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, and cook for 6 minutes. Mix in peas. Continue cooking 4 to 6 minutes, until pasta is al dente. Drain, and return to pot.

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  • Heat the oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in green onions and garlic. Season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir until green onions are tender. Mix in salami, and continue cooking until heated through. Transfer to the pot with the cooked pasta. Add Parmesan cheese, and gently toss.

Nutrition Facts

582 calories; protein 21.1g 42% DV; carbohydrates 52.3g 17% DV; fat 32.1g 49% DV; cholesterol 52.1mg 17% DV; sodium 805.3mg 32% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2008
To reduce the "oily" factor I sliced the salami up and fried it in a pan on medium heat (it makes its own oil so don't add any). I added the garlic into this once I saw it was getting crispy and needed only a few more minutes. I didn't use any butter at all and only enough oil to lightly coat my pasta so it wouldn't stick. (maybe 1-2 tbls.) I also added halved cherry tomatoes from my garden. It was delicious and not greasy at all. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/24/2010
Easy definately! Unfortunately it was unbelievably greasy. The salami & grease overpowered the entire dish. You could not taste the cheese at all-I even tried to add an extra 1/2c of an Italian blend cheese & still couldn't taste it. We all liked the addition of the peas. I'm really glad I tried it but probably won't make again:( Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2008
To reduce the "oily" factor I sliced the salami up and fried it in a pan on medium heat (it makes its own oil so don't add any). I added the garlic into this once I saw it was getting crispy and needed only a few more minutes. I didn't use any butter at all and only enough oil to lightly coat my pasta so it wouldn't stick. (maybe 1-2 tbls.) I also added halved cherry tomatoes from my garden. It was delicious and not greasy at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2010
This was AWESOME! Usually I prefer to try a recipe exactly as it's written before fiddling with it but I found this recipe while trying to avoid a trip to the grocery store so I used what I had on hand. Instead of green onions I used a small yellow onion minced and a scant 1/2 tsp. chili powder substituted for the cayenne. I also cut back on the butter and used the cheap canister parmesan rather than fresh grated; however I don't think these changes altered the character of the dish. Perfect for a quick and flavorful weeknight dinner! Edited to update: I still make this fairly often. I never add salt (there's enough in the pasta and salami) and I usually leave out the butter. Olive oil seems essential to me but I think using cotto salami rather than hard salami makes it less greasy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2015
I use this recipe a lot. I have made my own adjustments. I don't think anyone wants to hear them. This is a great tasting dish that is somewhat healthy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2009
Tasty easy. A good way to use up salami. I think my salami was the soft kind not the hard but it came out fine. I can see where some people might find it greasy--I think you could cut back a bit on the oil without problem. Perhaps also next time I will try heavily salting the pasta when I cook it so I don't end up putting extra salt on top of the already salty salami. Update: Made this again and I took another reviewer's advice and fried the salami then used the salami grease to fry onion etc. Came out a lot less greasy. I didn't add any oil or butter and it was fine although if you wish you could add a bit at the end. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2005
Overall we liked this although by the end of the meal the greasiness got a bit over-powering from the salami coupled with the sauce. The flavors were good though and the peas were a nice addition. It made for a pretty presentation. We will probably make this again and just cut back a little on the salami. I might even throw in some black olives and a diced fresh tomato. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2009
This is a great quick dish. Because some others said it was a bit greasy we cut down on the oil/butter - for two people we only used about 2 TBL oil and no butter. We also cooked the salami ahead of time which made it crispy which was a nice touch. We only cooked the peas for the last 3 minutes with the pasta otherwise I think they would have been overcooked. This is a great tasting dish that is easy and I think it would be easy to add/sub different veggies depending on what you have on hand. I think next time I will add corn. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2005
This was very quick and delicious. I used farfalle pasta instead. Next time I might add some mushrooms. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2009
I love this! I changed nothing about it and I thought it was perfect. Much spicier than I expected.. which is a good thing! Yes it is very greasy but sometimes you're just in the mood for that. In fact (and you all might get on me for saying this) due to how greasy this dish is I might think it's the perfect hangover food! Either way though I thought this was delicious and will 100% make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2010
I loved this recipe! I used pecorino romano instead of parmesan which was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/24/2010
Easy definately! Unfortunately it was unbelievably greasy. The salami & grease overpowered the entire dish. You could not taste the cheese at all-I even tried to add an extra 1/2c of an Italian blend cheese & still couldn't taste it. We all liked the addition of the peas. I'm really glad I tried it but probably won't make again:( Read More
(2)
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