Pappardelle with Peas, Ham & cream is so simple to make. This can be made in 15 minutes. Everyone has their comfort food. For myself, any pasta dish with cream and cheese is comfort food. You don’t have to use Pappardelle, that’s just what I had in the pantry. It also goes well with Tagliatelle or Penne.
Take an onion and slice it thin.
Heat up about a tablespoon of butter and a little olive oil. Adding the oil helps keep the butter from burning and you also use less butter.
Once the onions wilt and become translucent, and 2 cups of frozen peas. I rinsed and drained the peas so they were no longer icy from the freezer.
Add peas to onions and cook for 5 minutes on medium low heat, stir frequently.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package instructions. Add cream and cook for a about 2 minutes.
Dice up some ham. I like using Niman Ranch Applewood Smoked Ham. It’s available at Trader Joes.
Add ham, stir and cook for a couple of minutes longer, season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add the drained pasta to the the ham, cream, onion and peas.
Grate some Parmesan on top and it’s done!
large pot to boil water
1 medium-large deep pan
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1-2 cups of frozen peas (depending on taste)
salt & pepper
1 cup of cream
1 cup of diced ham