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Bow-Ties with Peas and Ham


This colorful pasta dish is easy to make and kid-friendly.

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  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, September 2003


  • 1 pound bow-tie pasta (farfalle)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 10 ounces (2 cups) frozen peas
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 pound cooked ham
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving


  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, according to package instructions. Drain pasta; return to pot.

  2. Meanwhile, heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring, until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add peas and half-and-half; season with salt and pepper. Simmer until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Cut ham into strips. Add to sauce; cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Toss sauce with pasta. Serve with grated Parmesan.

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