If you think you are too busy to cook, this recipes for Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas is perfect for quick weeknight meals. It is easy to cook and ready in UNDER 20 minutes and most of that is waiting for the pasta to cook.
There are days when I’m rushing all day long and that fast food drive-thru looks like the best option for dinner. I’m sure you’ve had days like this too! Am I right? To help avoid temptation, you all need a few easy Go-To recipes that you know can be made in a flash. Pasta and stir fry recipes, like this easy yakisoba recipe, are always a great option for a quick meal solution.
Prosciutto Pasta and Peas
Prosciutto can be expensive, but I’ve found that many delis will sell the end portion of the prosciutto ham for cheap. Typically, no wants that end piece and it’s difficult. Therefore, it’s often thrown out. I frequent a local Mediterranean deli here in Oklahoma City that has these end pieces available in the freezer. Ask your local deli if they have any for this recipe. If that end piece isn’t available, you can use sliced prosciutto or diced prosciutto pieces.
Get the Kids in the Kitchen
This prosciutto pasta recipe is a family favorite! It’s a healthy meal with prosciutto, peas, black olives, and a scratch made
Try this Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas for yourself! You may not reach for that jarred sauce again either.
- 2 thinly sliced strips of prosciutto, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons of oil ( i like the taste of cocnut oil in this)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 pound spaghetti noodles, cooked according to package instructions and reserving 1 cup pasta cooking water
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1/4 cup sliced black olives
- 1 Tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
Place oil in a skillet. Fry the prosciutto over medium heat until crisp, about 4 minutes.
Stir in garlic cloves and tomato paste; cook 1 minute.
Add 1 cup pasta cooking water and simmer until reduced by half; about 4 minutes.
Add heavy cream, peas, and black olives. Simmer until thickened; about 3 minutes.
Toss in pasta and coat with sauce.
Plate pasta and top with grated parmesan cheese.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 23mg Sodium: 305mg Carbohydrates: 32g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 3g Protein: 9g
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