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Ham and Pea Pasta

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Ham and Pea Pasta is a cheap and fast main dish to fill hungry tums. I tend to buy a gammon and cook it myself for several meals including the chunks for this recipe. The frozen peas are easy and cheap and while I use sweetcorn from a tin, frozen can be used. Just add at the same time as the peas. The simple sauce of double cream, cheese and pasta water is lovely and smooth with amazing flavour.

Ham and Pea Pasta Recipe - TheRecipe.Website

Ham and Pea Pasta

Amazingly tasty meal ready in 20 minutes
4.53 from 171 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cheese, Dairy, Ham, Parmesan, Pasta, Vegetables
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 905kcal



  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add the pasta and cook per the packet instructions.
  • When the pasta is nearly cooked, add the frozen peas for the last minute or two.
  • In a frying pan, add the butter or olive oil and place over a medium high heat.
  • Once the butter has melted, add the spring onions and fry until softened.
  • Remove from the heat until the pasta has cooked.
  • Drain the pasta and peas retaining a mug of the starchy water. It will help to loosen the sauce a
  • little later if needed.
  • Add the pasta and peas into the frying pan.
  • Return to the hob over a low medium heat.
  • Add the sweetcorn (drained) to the frying pan.
  • Add the double cream, parmesan (cheese) and diced chunks of ham and stir together.
  • If the consistency is too thick, then add a little of the pasta water and stir again. Adjust accord to
  • your taste.
  • Stir until the sauce starts to bubble and turn the heat down even further. The sauce should be
  • coating everything.
  • Add the lemon zest and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add a little of the lemon juice and test. Add more if needed.
  • Serve into warmed bowls with an extra grating of cheese


Sodium: 853mg | Calcium: 435mg | Vitamin C: 65mg | Vitamin A: 3263IU | Sugar: 13g | Fiber: 10g | Potassium: 739mg | Cholesterol: 175mg | Calories: 905kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 36g | Fat: 60g | Protein: 32g | Carbohydrates: 65g | Iron: 4mg