Pasta with Peas & Hot Ham

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Pasta with Peas & Hot Ham

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This past holiday weekend was spent embracing opportunities to experience “Real Campus Life” while touring colleges with our twins. After three days of living off fast food, Starbucks Coffee, and a few campus dining hall delights, a “real meal” was much need when we arrived home late last night. The last half hour of our road trip back home felt like ten as we discussed what meal I could pull together the fastest with ingredients I knew I had on hand at home. After rattling off several options to please everyone’s starving bellies and picky pallets, “Pasta with Peas & Hot Ham” was unanimously requested, made and on the table before the boys finished emptying bags and luggage from the truck! 

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 Pasta with Peas & Hot Ham is fast and easy to prepare and only requires a few key ingredients. This pasta dish is traditionally served for lunch or dinner as main course or side dish, but I think it makes a perfect late night meal for the fall and winter months.  Trust me you’ll have no trouble warming up or sleeping after eating a bowl of this heavenly creamy pasta dish late night! It’s one of our families most favorite “Italian Comfort Food” dishes! 

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Pasta with Peas & Hot Ham

Ingredients

1 stick salted butter

1 lb. dried pasta

1/2 cup Cipollini Onions

11/2 cup Hot Ham;died (cooked leftover ham can be substituted)

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup Fontina Cheese; cut into 1/2 inch pieces

11/2 cups heavy cream

1/2 cup grated Romano Cheeses

1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg

1 cup frozen pea

Step-by-Step

1  bring large pan water to rolling boil; add 1 teaspoon Kosher salt; return to boil; add dry pasta; cook 7-11 minutes until pasta is cooked Al Dente

2   in two separate frying pans; melt 4 tablespoons salted butter; add onions to one pan

3  add salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper; sauté onions two minutes over high heat; add ham;  sauté three minutes; reserve

4  add  heavy cream, Fontina and Romano cheese to other pan of melted butter; stir continuously until cheese is fully melted; add ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper and ¼ teaspoon nutmeg; mix well; add reserved onion ham mixture to pan; mix well; add frozen peas; mix well; lower heat to simmer cook 3 to 4 minutes

5  strain pasta in colander; toss with pea, ham and onion, cheese sauce; serve immediately

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Pasta with Peas & Hot Ham

  1. What a tradition of great cooking – Some great meals I do miss, but coming back here on GMG warms the spirit and belly both contentment is a very good thing! Thank you for sharing these great meals! 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂

    Remember is all about foundation and tradition show here everyday! 🙂 Dave

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