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    JustJanS's Note:

    I've been making this pasta sauce for years. It's a good way to use up left-over ham and it's fairly quick and colourful. I like it over tortellini, but shells or spirals are OK too.

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    1. 1
      Heat the oil in a frypan, and saute the onion and garlic over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes.
    2. 2
      Add the diced ham and saute a further 2 minutes or so.
    3. 3
      Add the tomato paste, and cook stirring for 2 minutes, then pour in the wine or stock.
    4. 4
      If I'm using wine, I like to reduce it a little.
    5. 5
      Now add the crushed tomatoes, peas and freshly ground black pepper and simmer for about 10 minutes.
    6. 6
      No longer though or the peas lose their fresh green colour.
    7. 7
      Add the cream and reheat gently, then stir through the chopped basil before serving.
    8. 8
      Offer Parmesan cheese at the table.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 02, 2011


      Easy & very tasty. Whole family liked it!

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    • on June 03, 2010


      What a lovely change from your usual meat sauce for pasta..hubby & miss 4 yr old both ate it up with no complaints. Thanks Jan!

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    • on December 31, 2009


      This is a really nice sauce. I served over spinach and ricotta totellini and it was really very nice. I followed the recipe exactly amd served with parmesan and crusty bread, which made for a great lunch! As an added bonus to this wonderful recipe everything was on hand, and I used leftover ham from Christmas and my own grown fresh basil This sauce has such great flavours and when serving the sauce is so rich looking and so bright and vibrant in colour. It truly looks wonderful on the table! Thanks Jan.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pea and ham pasta sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (301 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 306.6
    Calories from Fat 148
    Total Fat 16.5 g
    Saturated Fat 5.7 g
    Cholesterol 52.3 mg
    Sodium 1304.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
    Sugars 8.0 g
    Protein 18.1 g

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