Friday, October 22, 2010

Pasta With Ham and Peas

Do you cook with ham? I hardly ever do! I will cook a whole ham, heat up a thick slice for breakfast or make ham and beans from the leftovers from the whole ham. When I received this recipe on the Martha Stewart Everyday Food app on my IPhone, I saved it. There's another place I save my recipes and that’s not the only IPhone food app I have. It’s endless, I’ll never find all my recipes, let alone make them all. It’s different than any other pasta recipe I’ve ever tried but I liked it. I love the flavor the peas give the dish. It's a simple, yet delicious dish!

Pasta With Ham and Peas
1 pound bow-tie pasta (farfalle) (I used penne)
Coarse salt and ground pepper
3 tablespoons butter
1 onion, diced
10 ounces (2 cups) frozen peas
1 cup half-and-half
1/2 pound cooked ham
Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
1.Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, according to package instructions. Drain pasta; return to pot.
2.Meanwhile, heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring, until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add peas and half-and-half; season with salt and pepper. Simmer until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes.
3.Cut ham into strips. Add to sauce; cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Toss sauce with pasta. Serve with grated Parmesan.

I am linking this to Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.


  1. Great recipe! I usually use ham slabs. If I have a ham bone I do soup! Norm will love this recipe because he loves peas!

  2. I love recipes that use up leftovers! This looks like a delicious meal, and I bet it would also be fantastic with leftover chicken!

  3. Hi Julie,

    Looks like a great way to use up ham. Anything pork,pasta,peas and Parmesan would be a big hit with my guy!

  4. I hear you on the recipes saved everywhere :) The pasta and ham looks good! Great way to use the ham. I usually throw it in a soup, will have to try it in pasta next time!

  5. This looks so good! I'm saving this one to try on those nights when you need to put a meal on the table and don't have alot of time to cook.

  6. Your Pasta with Ham and Peas looks great. I love the combination, it looks like real comfort food.
    Thank you for your recipe.

  7. Ham is one of those meats that I only have around Easter, but I don't know why. It's available year-round and you can get it in small packages, so what's my deal? Guess I'm going to be getting some ham next week so I can try this great looking recipe! (Love the peas too)


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