One-pan pea & ham pesto pasta

One-pan pea & ham pesto pasta

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins - 12 mins


Serves 1
A simple solo supper of spaghetti, linguine or tagliatelle with Italian basil sauce, ham, crème fraîche and green veg

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal633
  • fat23g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs71g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre11g
  • protein29g
  • salt2.3g
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  • 85g long pasta, such as linguine, spaghetti or tagliatelle



    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 85g frozen pea
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 50-85g sliced ham, chopped
  • 2 tbsp pesto



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.


  • 2 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche


  1. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil, then throw in the pasta. Simmer for 6 mins, add the peas and spring onions, then continue cooking until the pasta is al dente.

  2. Drain everything well, then tip into a pasta bowl (or back into the saucepan). Stir in the ham, pesto and crème fraîche until well mixed, then enjoy.

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10th Mar, 2018
Doubled the quantities, left out the creme fraiche and used a leek instead of spring onions. Simple and tasty.
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Carrie Ellebee
5th Mar, 2018
It is a little plain, but I added some seasoning (salt, black pepper), some hard cheese (stir it in) and some fresh basil to garnish. Hubby liked it - wouldn't serve it for a dinner party but nice enough on a Monday evening!
5th Jan, 2015
I find this dish greatly improved by fresh pasta & a tsp (or two) of horseradish
1st Jul, 2014
Quick, easy, filling and totally flavourless. After a couple of mouthfulls I went back to the kitchen for some parmesan and a sprinkling of cayenne. It didn't really help. I won't bother again.
Frantic Flapjack
23rd Jun, 2014
Unfortunately this sauce was very bland. Okay for a quick mid-week meal but nothing special.
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