Why Pasta with Cheese, Peas and Ham?
This is a classic pasta recipe that would have been seen on every menu in Italian restaurants 10-15 years ago. Of course the cheeses would have changed from restaurant to restaurant such as Gorgonzola, Pecorino, and even Camemberts.
I love this classic, and slightly retro pasta dish… I think it is so good that it is time for a come back!
Of course feel free to use any cheeses of your choice
500 grams pasta of your choice (Personally I prefer penne, or orecchiette)
50g Fontina cheese, grated
50g cheddar cheese, grated
100g Parmesan cheese, grated
2 cups frozen peas
1/2 cup cream
225 grams good quality ham chopped
Salt and pepper
Place cream in a saucepan and add the fontina and cheddar and allow to heat slowly.
In the meantime cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, according to package instructions. Drain pasta and return to pot.
Add the peas and ham to the cheesy sauce and pour over the pasta. Toss the pasta until coated and glossy. Season with salt and plenty of pepper.
To serve sprinkle with plenty of Parmesan cheese