Orecchiette Pasta With Peas, Ham and Cream

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Mrs Goodall

Got this off of Epicurious Television, by Michael Lomonaco. I would substitute prosciutto for the ham.

Top Review by b2bcooking

It was very tasty. I like that this can be customized for what you have on hand. I used rotini pasta. It is quick, easy, and flavorful! A great weeknight meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, warm 1 tablespoon of the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. When butter starts to bubble, add onion and cook for 3 - 4minutes, until translucent, stirring often.
  3. Add the peas and water to the pan and cook 3 minutes, stirring. Stir in the ham and cook 2 minutes. Add the cream; bring to a low simmer and cook 5 minutes.
  4. Drain the pasta; place in a large serving bowl.
  5. Stir remaining 2 tablespoons butter into the cream mixture over low heat until melted.
  6. Stir in the cheese.
  7. Pour sauce over pasta to coat.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

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