This crazy easy weeknight dinner comes together in a pinch. It’s a great way to use up leftover ham from a holiday meal.
- 1 pound short pasta (farfalle, penne, etc.)
- 1 bag of frozen peas
- 2 cups diced cooked ham
- 1 batch of homemade Alfredo sauce (or a jar of prepared sauce from the store)
- Parmesan cheese for garnish
Place a large pot of water on the stovetop to boil. Add a hefty pinch of salt. Boil the pasta according to the directions on the package.
Open the bag of frozen peas and place them in the bottom of a mesh strainer. Drain the pasta over the peas. The heat from the water and pasta will thaw them perfectly.
Meanwhile, dice the cooked ham. Prepare the homemade Alfredo sauce if using. You can get our favorite Alfredo recipe here.
Once the sauce is ready, stir in the cooked ham and let it warm through for 1 – 2 minutes. Toss the sauce with the pasta and peas.
Serve with parmesan cheese as desired.
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