Ham & Pea Bowtie Pasta

November 24, 2009
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Author Notes

Just a classically simple recipe for ham and peas with a simple lemony cream sauce. Light, refreshing, and comforting. —mtlabor

  • Serves 2-4
  • 1 packet Bowtie Pasta
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 packet pre-diced ham
  • 1 packet frozen peas
  • salt and pepper to taste
In This Recipe
  1. Set a pot of water to boil. Drop in pasta and cook until al dente, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. While you're waiting for the water and pasta, heat a large saute pan and melt butter. Add flour and stir until beginning to slightly brown. You want to cook out the "flour-y" taste and get it somewhat nutty.
  3. Add cream and stir until starting to boil and slightly thicken.
  4. Turn the heat down just a tad, and add in lemon juice and parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. In a microwave safe bowl, cook the peas for about 1-2 minutes. Just to warm them through. Then add to pan with sauce, along with ham.
  6. Drain the pasta and add to cream sauce. Mix until everything is well-combined and serve hot! Top with fresh parmesan cheese, if desired!

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3 Reviews

Tony G. April 27, 2015
doesn't adding lemon juice to the cream make the cream curdle ???
Author Comment
mtlabor February 27, 2011
It just depends on how much you prefer, I think the package I used was 8 oz?
michelle_brown February 27, 2011
Approximately how much ham? I am not sure how much a packet is.