Pea and Prosciutto Sauce for Pasta Recipe


Cooking Time30 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Butter2 Tablespoon
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Minced onion1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Minced parsley2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Diced prosciutto ham1 Cup (16 tbs) (Fat And Lean Parts)
 Frozen peas20 Ounce (Two 10 Ounce Packages)
 Hot water/Beef bouillon/tomato sauce1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Heavy cream3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Salt To Taste
 Ground pepper To Taste
 Grated parmesan cheese1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 620 Calories from Fat 345

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 38 g58.9%

Saturated Fat 18.1 g90.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 102.2 mg34.1%

Sodium 1538.2 mg64.1%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.6%

Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27.1%

Sugars 7.3 g

Protein 29 g58.4%

Vitamin A 92.5% Vitamin C 65.2%

Calcium 11.9% Iron 16.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Heat the butter and the olive oil in a heavy saucepan.
Add the onion and 1/3 cup of the parsley.
Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until the onion is soft.
Add the ham and cook 5 minutes longer.
Add the frozen peas and the hot water, beef bouillon or tomato sauce.
Cook covered over low heat for about 10 minutes or until the peas are tender but not mushy.
Stir in the heavy cream and season with salt and pepper.
Simmer without a cover for 5 more minutes, or until the sauce is thoroughly heated through.
Stir in the remaining parsley.
Pour over freshly cooked al dente pasta and serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.