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Leftover Ham and Peas Pasta

Leftover Ham and Peas Pasta

Wondering how to use up leftover ham you’ve got in the fridge after the holiday celebrations? This Ham and Peas Pasta is the perfect comfort food recipe to get it out of the fridge and into hungry tummies.

It’s super quick and easy to make!

Cook the pasta while you’re making the sauce and you can have supper ready and on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Leftover Ham and Peas Pasta Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 c of fusilli pasta (or pasta of your choice)
  • 1 c leftover ham, sliced and cut into 1 inch strips
  • 1 c cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 c frozen peas
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ¾ herb cream cheese (can substitute regular cream cheese)
  • ½ c chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (for sauteing)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp ground oregano
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese

 

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until done. Drain.

While the pasta is cooking, prepare the other ingredients.

Add olive oil to a large non-stick skillet that has been heated over medium heat. 

Saute the chopped onion and garlic for about 3 minutes or until onions are translucent. 

Add the ham, halved tomatoes and chicken stock. 

I had homemade, home canned chicken stock, so I used that.

Once the stock comes to gentle boil, add the cream cheese. Stir until melted.

Add the peas, basil, oregano and pepper. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Add the drained pasta to the skillet.

Stir well to completely coat the pasta with the sauce.

Spoon into bowls, grate Parmesan cheese over top.

Serve and enjoy!

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Collage photo of bowls filled with Ham and Peas Pasta with text overlay

 

Leftover Ham and Peas Pasta

Fisulli pasta mixed with ham, peas and sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 c of fusilli pasta (or pasta of your choice)
  • 1 c leftover ham, sliced and cut into 1 inch strips
  • 1 c cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 c frozen peas
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ¾ herb cream cheese (can substitute regular cream cheese)
  • ½ c chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (for sauteing)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp ground oregano
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

    1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and
      cook until done. Drain.
    2. While the pasta is cooking, prepare the other ingredients.
    3. Add olive oil to a large non-stick skillet that has been
      heated over medium heat. 
    4. Cook the chopped onion and garlic for about 3 minutes or
      until onions are translucent. 
    5. Add the ham, halved tomatoes and chicken stock. 
    6. Once the stock comes to gentle boil, add the cream cheese.
      Stir until melted.
    7. Add the peas, basil, oregano and pepper. Reduce the heat and
      simmer for about 5 minutes.
    8. Add the drained pasta to the skillet.
    9. Stir well to completely coat the pasta with the sauce.
    10. Spoon into bowls. Grate Parmesan cheese over top.

Serve and enjoy!



Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

2 c

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 314mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 13g

Please note: Nutritional information is approximate. If you require more accurate information, please perform the calculations for yourself.

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1 Comment

  • Rachel
    April 17, 2020 10:56 am

    Have you noticed that some leftovers dishes are almost nicer than the non-leftovers they developed from…

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