Creamy Ham and Pea Pasta
Sneak some veggies in with leftover ham with this creamy, savory, pasta recipe.
Creamy Ham and Pea Pasta
Sneak some veggies in with leftover ham with this creamy, savory, pasta recipe.
Servings Prep Time
6people 10minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Servings Prep Time
6people 10minutes
Cook Time
20minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, leaving al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tbs butter over medium. Add shallots and cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in ham and cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Stir in mushrooms and cook until water releases from mushrooms, about 3 minutes. Once that's happened, increase the heat to medium high and cook until the moisture has evaporated and the mushrooms have slightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add cream and simmer, stirring occasionally to prevent boiling or sticking. If it nears boiling, lower the heat as needed. Cook to reduce slightly, about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Stir in peas. If frozen, cook until warmed through, if fresh, simmer a bit longer to make them more tender, about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add cheese, pasta, and lemon zest to cream and stir to mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.