This easy ham and peas pasta alfredo recipe is the perfect way to use ham leftovers for a quick and delicious weeknight dinner.
Every Easter after I've made our very favorite pineapple mustard glazed ham for the feast we end up having tons and tons of ham leftovers.
Tim will make ham sandwiches for a few days, but I prefer my ham leftovers to be diced up and mixed in with something else. Last year, I turned them into a biscuit-topped ham pot pie that was totally delicious.
Even though the pot pie is easy, this week was especially crazy. Our kitchen is all ripped up while Handyman Tim paints my cabinets. I needed a super fast, super easy dinner so I could keep out of his way.
And if I'm being totally honest here, I needed some comfort food. I've been a big stress ball for a few months and the next 3 weeks are going to be a little crazy. I took a peek in our pantry and saw that box of farfalle pasta and immediately knew I'd be making the kids' favorite homemade Alfredo sauce to go with the leftover ham.
This leftover ham dinner is SO easy, all you need is:
- 1 lb box of pasta
- Leftover ham, diced
- A bag of frozen peas
- Alfredo sauce: either homemade or store-bought. The homemade recipe I use is so easy, it is done before the pasta has finished boiling. You probably have everything you need already on hand!
The kids went crazy for it. We had enough leftover that Tim and the Peanut both took some for lunch the next day.
The whole dinner took me 20 minutes to prepare, and that counts waiting for the water to boil for the pasta!
If your family doesn't like peas, you could easily substitute frozen broccoli or asparagus here. Both would be totally delicious.