English Peas with Ricotta and Ham over Pasta

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May. 19, 2013

With fresh English peas, carrots, and green garlic this pasta dish tastes like spring! Ricotta is tossed with the cooked pasta and then topped with the veggies. It's a delicious, quick, and easy meal.


Pasta 1 Packet
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
English peas 1 Cup (16 tbs) (((Heaping Cup)))
Carrots 2 (((cut into long thin ribbons)))
Green garlic 1 , mince (((Bulb and stalk)))
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Water 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Ham 3/4 Cup (12 tbs) , cooked and thinly sliced
Cayenne 1 Pinch
Pepper To Taste
Fresh thyme 1 Teaspoon
Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
Chard 3 Cup (48 tbs) , roughly chopped
Ricotta cheese 10 Ounce
Grated parmesan cheese 1 Teaspoon (((for topping)))
Basil 1 Teaspoon , chopped finely (((for topping)))



1. Cook pasta in salted water.

2. While pasta cooks, heat skillet, and add oil.

3. Add veggies (except chard) and seasonings. Cook over medium or medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes.

4. Add water. Cook 8 minutes more, stirring occasionally.

5. Add lemon juice, ham, and chard. Cook for 5 minutes (or until ham is heated through and chard is wilted), tossing occasionally with tongs. Taste and adjust seasonings.

6. Toss cooked pasta with ricotta and a pinch of salt.


7. Serve pasta topped with veggies and some Parmesan and basil.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 601Calories from Fat 145

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.6%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 740 mg30.83%

Total Carbohydrates 82 g27.3%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 28 g56%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet