Pasta with Cream, Fresh Peas and Ham

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 6 servings
  • Prep
  • Cook 30 minutes

Fresh peas are a spring delight. Here they're tossed with pasta and smoky ham for a satisfying dinner.


1 (12-ounce) package fettuccine
4 ounces finely chopped country ham
1 shallot, chopped
2 cups shelled fresh peas
1 cup half-and-half
3/4 cup grated Romano cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding peas to water for last 5 minutes. Reserve some of the pasta cooking water.
  2. In a large skillet, saute shallot with country ham (or bacon) 5 minutes. Add peas, pasta, cream and heat 2 minutes. Add pasta water if necessary. Toss with cheese.



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