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    Orecchiette Pasta With Peas, Ham and Cream

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    25 mins

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    Mrs Goodall's Note:

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

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    1. 1
      Cook pasta according to package directions.
    2. 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. 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. 4
      Drain the pasta; place in a large serving bowl.
    5. 5
      Stir remaining 2 tablespoons butter into the cream mixture over low heat until melted.
    6. 6
      Stir in the cheese.
    7. 7
      Pour sauce over pasta to coat.
    8. 8
      Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    9. 9
      Serve and enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 19, 2012


      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.

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    • on February 07, 2009


      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

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    • on June 15, 2008


      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!

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    Nutritional Facts for Orecchiette Pasta With Peas, Ham and Cream

    Serving Size: 1 (163 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 777.4
    Calories from Fat 303
    Total Fat 33.7 g
    Saturated Fat 19.0 g
    Cholesterol 116.1 mg
    Sodium 231.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 90.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
    Sugars 4.7 g
    Protein 26.9 g

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