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Green Peas & Italian Prosciutto Pesto Pasta

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This super easy Green Peas & Italian Prosciutto Pesto Pasta that's light, delicious, healthy and super easy to make. This recipe is a take on the traditional Italian peas & ham, but boosted with extra yummy flavours to make it even more flavoursome and suitable to eat it with pasta.

30MIN

Total Cooking Time

12

Ingredients
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Ingredients
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2
Serves 2
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1 2/3 cups
Green Peas , frozen
3 slices
Prosciutto
1/2
Red Chili Pepper , diced
2 cloves
5.5 oz
Spaghetti
to taste
Salt and Pepper
to taste
to taste
to taste
Parmigiano-Reggiano , grated
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Step 1
The first thing is to finely chop the White Onion (1/2) , Garlic (2 cloves) , Plum Tomatoes (8) , and Fresh Basil Leaves (1 handful) . Set aside.
Step 2
Cut in thin slices the Prosciutto (3 slices) and set aside.
Step 3
Once all the chopping is done stir fry the prosciutto in a hot pan with Olive Oil (to taste) until is crispy and put on kitchen to absorb the extra oil.
Step 4
In the same pan, add the chopped onion and garlic and cook until the onion is starting to soften.
Step 5
Then add the Green Peas (1 2/3 cups) , leaving 3 tbsp aside for later and a splash of water, leave to cook at a medium temperature. Then add the Red Chili Pepper (1/2) and chopped basil mix and continue to cook.
Step 6
Season with Salt and Pepper (to taste) to your taste and continue to cook at a low temperature. In the meantime, cook the Spaghetti (5.5 oz) following the package instructions.
Step 7
Reserve some of the pasta water in a cup and add half of it to the peas, mix and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
Step 8
Using a handheld blender, blend the peas to a rough texture leaving some whole and add the remaining of the pasta water. Add the chopped tomato and continue to cook.
Step 9
Once the pasta is cooked add it to the peas and mix. If the sauce is too thick add more pasta water. Mix and add the remaining 3 tbsp of peas, Mozzarella Cheese (to taste) and Parmigiano-Reggiano (to taste) .
Step 10
Serve and enjoy!

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