3 tablespoons Olive oilOne-half cup chopped OnionSalt to tasteFreshly ground black Pepper2 cups fresh, shelled Peas4 ounces boiled, unsmoked lean Ham, cut into one-quarter-inch wide strips12 ounces Penne pasta4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese4 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.
Nutrition calculated 3.19.13
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