Orecchiette Pasta With Peas, Ham and Cream

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

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

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!
Most Helpful

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.

b2bcooking February 19, 2012

very good. i used prosciutto cause that is what i had and was pleased at the recipe. i always like to try something different and was pleased at how good it was. thanks

Chef yogi 77703 February 07, 2009

Very tasty! I used ham and bowtie pasta since this is what I had on hand. A very simple and satifying one dish meal. Thank you!

invictus June 15, 2008