Pea & ham pasta

Celebrate peas being in season with this classic combination. This quick and easy pasta dish takes less than 20 minutes to make

  • Prep:9 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 1038
  • fat 37g
  • saturates 31g
  • carbs 88g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 11g
  • protein 37g
  • salt 1.7g


  • 200g conchiglione pasta
  • 160g podded peas
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 100g cooked ham
  • 150ml double cream
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 40g parmesan, grated, plus extra to serve


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, then cook the pasta following pack instructions, about 9 mins. Around 3 mins before the pasta is cooked, add the peas.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the onion for 5 mins until soft but not golden. Add the ham, double cream, lemon juice and parmesan, then season and mix well. Remove from the heat.

  3. Drain the pasta and peas (keeping a mugful of the cooking water) and return them to the pan. Tip in the creamy ham mixture and stir everything together to combine. If the mixture seems a little dry, add some of the reserved cooking water to loosen it a little. Serve with extra parmesan on top, if you like.

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