Simple Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas

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I think this might be considered a variation of one of my favorite pasta dishes, Straw and Hay? But without the spinach pasta. Although, come to think of it, that would also be delicious.

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This recipe is indulgent, by using cream, but just a little so it is nowhere near as bad as you would expect from the way it tastes!.

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soften shallots

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add peas

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toss to coat

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plate and serve!

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We topped with some roasted mushrooms, just for fun because we’re wild and i think it ended up being my favorite part!



1 9 ounce package fresh fettuccine

1 tablespoon butter

1 shallot, finely chopped (1/4 cup)

2/3 cup heavy cream

1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas

8 slices prosciutto (about 4 ounces total), roughly torn into large pieces

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving (optional)

sea salt

fresh pepper

instructions and directions: 

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat. add shallot and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add cream and peas. bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Simmer until peas are heated through, 3 to 4 minutes if thawed, 7-8 if frozen. add prosciutto and stir.

Meanwhile, in salted water, boil noodles according to package instructions.

Stir in lemon juice. Pour pasta into sauce and add Parmesan. Season generously with salt and pepper. Add enough reserved pasta water to thin sauce as desired. Top with additional Parmesan, if desired.

adapted from Martha Stewart


One thought on “Simple Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas

  1. Francesca says:

    This one is a must try! Thanks for sharing Sara!

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