Under 30 Minutes
Bow-Ties with Peas and Ham
- 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
Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, according to package instructions. Drain pasta; return to pot.
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.
Cut ham into strips. Add to sauce; cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Toss sauce with pasta. Serve with grated Parmesan.
SourceEveryday Food, September 2003