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Smoked Ham & Peas Pasta #Weekly Menu Plan

Smoked Ham & Peas Pasta- simplelivingeating.com

Nothing says Spring quite like ham and peas. This is a simple recipe in which you can use up leftover ham.  Fresh peas are beginning to be available. If you can find them and use them that day...do! 

Smoked Ham & Peas Pasta- simplelivingeating.com

The texture of fresh peas is really lovely, but if you wait a day to use them you will have texture with no flavor... you have been warned!

Smoked Ham & Peas Pasta- simplelivingeating.com

Any type of pasta can be used for this dish and Parmesan cheese can be substituted for Romano cheese. 

Smoked Ham & Peas Pasta

by Diane Balch
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: entree pasta ham peas Italian Indian spring

Ingredients (4-6 servings)
  • 1 cup of Smoked Ham cubed
  • 16 ounces of frozen or fresh peas
  • 1/2 cup of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • 1/4 cup of Romano cheese grated
  • 1 pound of bowtie pasta
  • salt and pepper


1) In a large saucepan bring salty water to a boil for the pasta. Cook according to directions.

2) While the pasta water is coming to a boil heat the oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet.

3) Add the peas, ham, salt and pepper. Heat the peas through.

4) When pasta is cook add it to the skillet along with the cheese and additional oil, salt and pepper is you like. Wait 5 minutes before you serve. Toss well.

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Weekly Menu Plan:

Sunday: Sausage and Lentils with Fennel and Fingerling Potatoes

Meatless Monday: Chickpea Curry with Brown Basmati Rice and Naan

Tuesday: Beef Goulash with Cumin & Paprika over Elbow Macaroni

Thursday: Buttery Cod, Green Beans and Roasted Potatoes

Friday: Leftovers


  1. This seems like it might taste good cold as leftovers. Have you tried it? I'm looking for easy picnic ideas!

    1. Absolutely, you can eat this at room temperature or cold.

  2. Hi Diane,
    Hope you are having a very special weekend! Your Smoked Ham and Peas Pasta looks like a dish that we would really enjoy! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  3. delicious pasta thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning.


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