Ham & Pea Pasta (with Leftover Ham)

reader reviews

“Great recipe, the whole family loved it.” ~ KT

key ingredients:

spaghetti ham garlic lemon frozen or fresh peas creme fraiche parmesan cheese

about this recipe

20 minute meal protein-rich minimal ingredients

Ham and pea pasta is the perfect dish for when you want something quick, easy, and absolutely delicious. Not only is it bursting with flavor, but it comes together in 20 minutes using pantry and fridge staples making it a go-to recipe for busy weeknights.

STEP 1:

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Gather the ingredients. Start cooking the pasta.

STEP 2:

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Saute the ham until lightly crispy and browned. Set aside.

STEP 3:

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To same pan add garlic and lemon zest and cook. Add the lemon juice, and stir to combine.

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Add the pasta, pasta water, salt, and creme fraiche.

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Add the ham, peas, and parmesan cheese. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes.

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Serve immediately with parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, & parsley if desired.

Use your favorite gluten free pasta to easily make this dish gluten free. For a dairy free version, replace the creme fraiche with dairy free ricotta or cream cheese, and the parmesan cheese with dairy free parmesan.

make it gluten free + dairy free:

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