Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ham & Pea (or Asparagus) Pasta

This yummy pasta is a no-fail at our house. You can also do a ham & asparagus pasta, which is yummy. We usually do peas for kids and because it's super fast. It's a nice change from your typical pasta dinner. You can also cut the recipe in half easily for a smaller family.

Ham & Pea Pasta

1 lb pasta (we like farfalle or mini-penne)
1/4 c butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 lb frozen peas (or fresh asparagus, cut into 1" pieces)
1/2 lb. cooked ham, diced (I use half of a pre-cut package)
1/2 c whipping cream
salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta and drain. Set aside. Melt butter and saute onion until soft. Run frozen peas under warm water in a colander for a minute and then add to onions and saute. Add ham, cream, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer and add cooked pasta.

1 comment:

  1. We really liked it. We sprinkled garlic salt on top. My husband convinced my 3 yr old that it was green eggs (peas) and ham.