Bow-Tie Pasta with Ham, Leeks and Peas

Bow-Tie Pasta with Ham, Leeks and PeasRecipe
Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps


A box of pasta, fresh veggies and some leftover deli ham is all you need to make Bow-Tie Pasta with Ham, Leeks and Peas. This family-pleasing meal is table-ready in just under 30 minutes.
Serves: 4

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Salt and pepper
12 ounces bow-tie pasta (farfalle)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 leek, white and light green parts, chopped
2 cups frozen peas
1 cup half-and-half
4 ounces deli ham, chopped
1/2 cup grated Parmesan


Prep: 11 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until al dente, about 10 minutes or as package label directs.

2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add leek and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add peas and half-and-half and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in ham. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Add pasta to skillet along with cheese and toss to coat, adding cooking water as necessary to moisten. Serve immediately with extra Parmesan on the side.

Created date

March 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 685
Fat 29 g
Satfat 15 g
Protein 25 g
Carbohydrate 82 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 76 mg
Sodium 908 mg