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Pasta with ham & minty pea pesto

Pasta with ham & minty pea pesto

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Serve your choice of pasta with ham and a vivid green sauce made from peas, mint and crème fraîche

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal487
fat12g
saturates6g
carbs65g
sugars5g
fibre7g
protein30g
low insalt1.3g
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Ingredients

  • 400g pasta shapes
  • 400g frozen pea , defrosted
  • ½ bunch mint , leaves picked
  • 50g grated parmesan or pecorino, plus extra to serve (optional)
  • 100g half-fat crème fraîche
  • 175g thinly sliced smoked ham , shredded

Method

  • STEP 1

    Cook the pasta following pack instructions, adding 200g of the peas for the final 1 min of cooking. Drain, reserving some of the cooking water.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, blitz the rest of the peas, mint, half the Parmesan and the crème fraîche until smooth, then season. When the pasta is cooked, tip back into the pan on the heat and spoon in the pea cream, ham and the remaining Parmesan. Stir to coat the pasta evenly, adding the reserved water if it is too thick. Serve immediately, with extra Parmesan, if you like.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2013

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