Ham and Pea Penne Recipe

Ham and Pea Penne Recipe

Ham and Pea Penne Pasta Recipe

This Ham and Pea Penne recipe is an easy recipe that you can make using leftover ham. The ingredients meld well together and produce a flavorful and creamy pasta dish!


1 pound Penne pasta
Kosher Salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 large thinly sliced shallots (approximately 1-cup)
1 cup cubed ham
1 cup froze peas
1 cup half and half
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
Freshly ground black pepper
Fresh grated Parmesan


1. Cook Penne in a large pot of boiling salted water.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
3. Add shallots and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook until translucent (around 5-minutes).
4. Add ham, peas and half and half.
5. Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring occasionally until sauce is thickened (around 5-minutes).
6. Remove from heat and add 1/2 teaspoon pepper and parsley.
7. Drain pasta and add to a large bowl.
8. Toss the cream sauce with penne, top with parmesan and serve.

Wine Pairings:

We preface all of our wine pairing suggestions by letting you know that it’s really a matter of personal taste. While we do offer our opinions and why we selected a specific varietal, there is no right or wrong answer when pairing a wine with your dinner.

Pinot Grigio Wine

This Ham and Pea Penne recipe is a light and flavorful dish, and a Pinot Grigio is the perfect compliment. A Pinot Grigio is a medium to full-bodied wine, with a rather low acidity and fairly neutral aromas. Follow the link to our wine review site to find our favorite Pinot Grigio wines-LetsHaveWine.com

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