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Nancy’s Quick Carbonara (Pasta with peas, ham and cream)

In For Moms on the Go, Pasta, Recipes on August 8, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Recipes from “Moms on the Go” are starting to come in. Here’s one from our daughter. A “Mom on the Go” with one child and another due to arrive any day now.

Ingredients:

1 pound bowtie pasta
3 tablespoons sweet butter
1 small white onion, diced, about 1/2 cup
1/2 cup frozen or shelled fresh peas
2 tablespoon water
4 ounces cooked ham, cut into thin strips, 1 inch in length
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile, warm 1 tablespoon of the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. When the butter starts to bubble, add onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until translucent, stirring often.
3. Add the peas and water to the pan and cook 3 minutes, stirring. Stir in the ham and cook 2 minutes. Add the cream; bring to a low simmer and cook 5 minutes.
4. Drain pasta; place in large serving bowl. Stir remaining 2 tablespoons butter into the cream mixture over low heat until melted. Stir in the cheese. Pour sauce over pasta and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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