Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pasta with Ham and Peas


       To me - this pasta screams, Spring!!! Creamy, comforting and not to heavy and full of
       flavor. I like making quick and simple meals..that way I can spend more time with my
       family and less time in the kitchen. This pasta is everything you need in one bowl.



                                                      Pasta with Ham and Peas

                                                      1 package orecchiette pasta ( or your favorite )
                                                      12 ounces diced ham
                                                      1 can peas, drained
                                                      2 tablespoons olive oil
                                                      1/2 cup half and half
                                                      1 small shallot, minced
                                                      2 garlic cloves, minced
                                                      1/2 cup parmesan cheese
                                                      1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
                                                      salt and pepper - to taste

              1) Boil a pot of salted water and cook pasta until al dente.
              2) While the pasta is cooking. In a medium skillet heat olive oil and cook shallot,
              garlic and add ham. Cook for 5 minutes and add Italian seasoning & half and half.
              3) Drain pasta and add peas and ham mixture. Add cheese and salt and pepper.

                         This would be perfect to serve with a side salad and crust bread!
                                    Great way to use up your leftover Easter ham!


36 comments:

  1. Totally screams Spring!! Peas always = spring to me. Nom nom nom!

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  2. This does make me think of spring! Now if the weather would just cooperate...

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  3. It does make me think spring. I love pasta salad type stuff. I think partly because they're so easy.

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  4. Quick, delicious, and healthy. You never go wrong, Val. Never.

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  5. Looks delicious, now I'm craving orecchiette and peas. Yum!

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  6. Simple and easy! This is my kind of dish.

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  7. This looks delicious and I love that red and white bowl!

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  8. My boys would totally eat this!!! Two thumbs up :)

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  9. YUM!!! This looks so good, thanks for sharing! XO ~Liz

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  10. This is about the only way I'll eat peas….in a pasta dish. Looks so good, and sounds so flavorful! Can't wait to use my left over Easter ham for this recipe!

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  11. Saw this pinned on your pinterest and knew I had to make it!
    Thank you for sharing!

    Frances O
    http://www.thefashionhive.com

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  12. every time I read your blog i end up starving and wanting to eat everything!!! this looks amazing - reminds me of picnics when I was little.

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  13. spring indeed! love this beautiful pasta!

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  14. Yum, this looks so delicious! Will definitely have to try it! Thanks for your kind words and visiting my little blog earlier! Seriously we LOVE that prosciutto asparagus pasta dish of yours and have shared it with several people now:)

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  15. Serious YUUM! Just the colors alone are perfect! Can't imagine how wonderful it taste!!! On my "must make" list! xo

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  16. What a delicious way to use the left-over Easter ham too!

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  17. My mom makes a very similar pasta recipe with shrimp instead of ham! Yum!

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  18. Oh, and she uses frozen green peas instead of canned :-)

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  19. Love how quick this is to put together, we could def make this for a yummy spring dinner during the week.

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  20. Yay we love "little ear" pasta! I love that you have weekly pasta night. Have a lovely weekend Val!

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  21. i want this for the day after easter dinner!

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  22. What a beautiful, comforting spring dish! I'd be just as likely to serve this on my Easter table as I would a big ham! Looks so delicious, Val.

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  23. Anything with peas is definitely springlike! What a pretty dish!

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  24. Wow! I am sold. I must eat this soon! I have a bag of peas screaming to be put in here

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  25. Oh I LOVE pea pasta -- this is very similar to a Roman dish we used to eat! YUM!

    x
    Rachel

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  26. Look tasty!
    Great blog!
    Wanna follow each other on gfc and bloglovin?
    Let me know!

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  27. I'm making this for the kids for lunch tomorrow. They love ham and they love pasta. They will love this for sure. Hope you are doing great!

    Shauna xo

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  28. This dish is going to be my dinner tonight :)

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  29. There's something about orecchiette pasta that makes me love dishes even more. This dish looks amazing!

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  30. so many times i have leftover ham and so many times I have NOT thought about putting it in pasta! GENUIS

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  31. Ugh I would SOO devour this if I wasn't vegetarian. I love pasta with peas, and might just throw some tuna in instead (okay I'm a pescatarian). This looks soooo yummy and indulgent.

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  32. Yummy! I may have to add this to my Easter menu!

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  33. I'm a pure pasta girl and I love ham so this is a great two in one deal! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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