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Pasta with Ham and Peas

Pasta with Ham and Peas

Easy and quick Pasta with Ham and Peas. This pasta recipe comes together super quick and uses bright flavours to transform this dish into a scrumptious family-approved meal. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy pasta recipe, leftover ham recipe, pasta with ham and peas, weekday pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 397 kcal
Author Samantha


  • 1 lbs dried short pasta such as shells, macaroni, etc.
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh peas
  • 2 cups cubed ham or other leftover protein such as chicken, etc.
  • 1 small yellow or sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice or dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill or 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese to garnish, if desired


  1. Cook pasta as per package instructions with two minutes less than recommended time. Add frozen peas to pasta pot for the remaining 2 minutes. Save 1/2 cup pasta water before draining pasta/peas.

  2. Meanwhile, add onion to a large frying pan/ skillet and cook for about 3 minutes over medium-high heat until softened and slightly translucent. Add ham (or protein of choice) and continue to cook, stirring occasionally for 5-7 minutes until ingredients are cooked through and beginning to crisp. Add lemon juice (or wine) and allow to reduce by at least half.

  3. Add pasta and peas to frying pan with ham along with the saved pasta water. Toss for a minute until everything is pipping hot. Add dill and toss until just combined.

  4. Place in a serving bowl and garnish with cheese if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Pasta with Ham and Peas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 571mg25%
Potassium 352mg10%
Carbohydrates 69g23%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 416IU8%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.