Monday, January 16, 2012

Bow-Tie Pasta with Ham & Peas


2 tbsp. butter
2 lugs olive oil
1 package cubed ham
1/2 an onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 package bow tie pasta
1-1/2 cups frozen peas
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp. dill weed, I used dried, but if you have fresh, chopped dill that'll do.
black pepper to taste

Begin boiling salted water for pasta; I used half of a package of bow-ties, but feel free to use other pasta shapes if you have them.  Cook pasta according to package directions.  Throw frozen peas in boiling water for last few minutes to thaw them out

Heat butter and olive oil in a medium sized skillet.  Chop onion & garlic while oil is heating.  Saute onion 'til translucent.  Add garlic & ham and continue cooking until ham begins to brown.  Add cream, dill, pepper, and cheese, stirring to incorporate all the ingredients.  Add pasta and peas at the end.  Mix well to coat.  Garnish with grated Parmesan, fresh dill, or both.

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2 comments:

MM said...

Thanks for linking up--I appreciate you taking time to do that!

How did you know I have a weakness for creamy pasta?

A Kitchen Witch said...

Thank you for hosting! And, honey, don't we all?