Farfalle with peas, ham and cream. A dinner on the run, that was pretty much last night in our house.
A simple plate of pasta with peas, ham and cream is always welcome during those crazy nights.
You can use any tubular pasta with this dish. You want the sauce to be absorbed by the pasta. The cream is well balanced with the sweetness of the peas and the saltiness of the ham.
Tonight’s October 20, 2011 dinner:
Farfalle with Peas, Ham and Cream
Sliced Apples and Pears
FARFALLE WITH PEAS, HAM AND CREAM
1 pound Farfalle Pasta, or any shape pasta desired
1 cup of peas
1 teaspoon butter
3-4 slices of ham, diced
½ cup heavy cream ( milk can be a substitute)
½ parmesan cheese
Salt and Pepper
Cook pasta according to package directions.
In a skillet add the peas, butter, ham. Sautee for 5 minutes. Add the cream, salt and pepper and cook under medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cream is slightly becoming thick. Remove from heat. When the pasta is cooked and drained, return to pan and add the sauce. Stir well and add the cheese.
Serve nice and hot.