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overhead close up view of ham and pea pasta in a skillet garnished with freshly grated parmesan cheese
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Ham and Pea Pasta

Ham and Pea Pasta is a quick 30 minute dinner that the whole family will love. Easy to find ingredients, combined with a cream sauce and fettuccine make this recipe a total winner.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ham leftovers, leftover ham recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 16 ounces fettuccine cooked according to package instructions
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup fresh parmesan plus more for serving
  • 2 cups cooked ham cubed
  • 1 cup frozen peas


  • Bring a large pot of water to a roaring boil. Add in 2 teaspoons of kosher salt. Add the fettuccine and cook according to the package instructions.
  • While the water is coming to a boil, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds being careful not to burn the garlic.
  • Add the wine to the pan and bring to a boil. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes until it has reduced by half. Whisk in the heavy cream and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and bring to a low boil. Simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the parmesan and let the cheese melt.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and toss in the pasta, ham and peas. Top with fresh parsley and additional parmesan if desired and enjoy!