Friday, September 17, 2010

Prosciutto Pasta Toss (A.K.A. Ham-Pea Pasta)

We just tried this recipe last week and thought it was really delicious! My favorite part was that the whole thing took me literally 15 minutes to make - starting with pulling out the ingredients to ready to eat! It was awesome!

Recipe taken from the 2008 Quick Cooking Book, pg. 249.

1 package (16 oz.) linguine
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 pound thinly sliced prosciutto or deli ham, chopped
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Cook linguine according to package directions, adding peas during the last 3 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the garlic, Italian seasoning and pepper in oil for 2-3 minutes or until garlic is tender. Stir in prosciutto.

Drain linguine; add to skillet and toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

*Substitutions - We used less linguine (since we cook for 2) and a little less of the spices. However, we kept the amount of the peas the same, and kind of just guessed on how much deli ham to use. Instead of shredded Parmesan, we used the Shake Bottle kind <-- cheaper. :) And instead of fresh garlic, we used dried, minced garlic (we weren't sure what the recipe was calling for anyway. . .). It was so good that it was completely gone at the end of this meal! Yummy!


  1. Yum! This looks delicious! Pasta is definitely our favorite main dish--especially for quick, satisfying meals.

  2. This is my type of meal! I'm gonna have to try this one!

  3. My mouth is watering for ham and pea pasta!

  4. I got to try this at Heather and Anthony's house. It was really yummy! So yummy that I enjoyed the leftovers the next day at lunch. Thanks.