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Pea & ham pasta in two bowls

Pea & ham pasta

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Celebrate peas being in season with this classic combination. This quick and easy pasta dish takes less than 20 minutes to make

Nutrition: Per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal1038
fat37g
saturates31g
carbs88g
sugars10g
high infibre11g
protein37g
salt1.7g
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Ingredients

  • 200g conchiglione pasta
  • 160g podded peas
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 100g cooked ham
  • 150ml double cream
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 40g parmesan, grated, plus extra to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, then cook the pasta following pack instructions, about 9 mins. Around 3 mins before the pasta is cooked, add the peas.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the onion for 5 mins until soft but not golden. Add the ham, double cream, lemon juice and parmesan, then season and mix well. Remove from the heat.

  • STEP 3

    Drain the pasta and peas (keeping a mugful of the cooking water) and return them to the pan. Tip in the creamy ham mixture and stir everything together to combine. If the mixture seems a little dry, add some of the reserved cooking water to loosen it a little. Serve with extra parmesan on top, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2022

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