Ham & Pea Bowtie Pasta

November 24, 2009
0 Ratings
  • Serves 2-4
Author Notes

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

What You'll Need
  • 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
  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 ???
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.