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Penne with Spring Peas, Onions and Ham

Penne with Spring Peas, Onions and Ham
Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes Number of Servings: 4
Actual Cooking Time:15 to 30 minutes Source:
Food Groups: Grains, Meat & Beans, Milk & Milk Products, Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Rice, Pasta & Bread
Meal Type: Dinner Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium


3 tablespoons Olive oil
One-half cup chopped Onion
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black Pepper
2 cups fresh, shelled Peas
4 ounces boiled, unsmoked lean Ham, cut into one-quarter-inch wide strips
12 ounces Penne pasta
4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons chopped, fresh Italian parsley


1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

2. In a medium skillet, heat half of the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the onion with a dash of salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the peas and cook for 5 minutes or longer, depending on their size and freshness. Add the ham and cook for 2 minutes more.

3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta until it is al dente, about 10 to 12 minutes. Drain. Toss with the remaining olive oil, onion, peas, ham, half of the Parmesan cheese and half of the parsley.

4. Divide the pasta among 4 warmed pasta bowls and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan and parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 417
Total Fat: 14 g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9 g
Sodium: 418 mg
Carbohydrates: 55 g
Protein: 18 g
Fiber: 6 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 104 mg

Cook's Notes:

Nutrition calculated 3.19.13