Preparation time: 5 minCooking time: 20 min
Persons: 4Difficulty: LowCost: Average
These Creamy Penne with Ham and Peas represent a very appetizing and substantial dish for the presence of cream and Parmesan cheese. The usage of frozen peas makes it easy to prepare this pasta dish in any time of the year and within only minutes you can whip up this delicious ham and peas cream to toss your penne pasta in! Instead of penne other pasta types such as farfalle, tagliatelle, garganelli and fusili can be used because of their similar tubular or shaped structure which makes the creamy sauce hold on better and really makes the different flavours come together. These Creamy Penne with Ham and Peas will be a hit among grown-ups and little ones and because of its simplicity you will love it just as much!
Add just a few tablespoons of water to the peas as it will not take long for them to cook. When the peas are cooked but the water has not completely evaporated just drain them before adding to the creamy ham.
If you want you can add a finely chopped small onion or shallot together with the dices of ham to brown in the butter.
Instead of using penne pasta you can use this recipe for other pasta types such as farfalle, tagliatelle, fusili and garganelli.