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Recipe

Creamy Linguine with Peas, Ham, and Sage

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

Peas are a perfect match with ham and cream, and together, they create a fast but luxurious sauce. If you don’t like sage, feel free to leave it out or substitute another herb, such as thyme or tarragon.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. fresh linguine (or fettuccine)
  • 1-1/2 cups shelled fresh peas or frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 heaping Tbs. chopped fresh sage (or 1 scant tsp. crumbled dried sage leaves)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 oz. ham, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, more for serving

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 860
      Fat Calories (kcal): 510
      Fat (g): 57
      Saturated Fat (g): 34
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 3
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 16
      Cholesterol (mg): 265
      Sodium (mg): 1280
      Carbohydrates (g): 59
      Fiber (g): 6
      Protein (g): 30

Preparation

  • Cook the linguine in boiling salted water according to package directions until al dente, adding the peas about 2 minutes before the pasta is done. Reserve 1/2 cup of the water and drain the pasta.
  • Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet, simmer the cream, sage, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper, stirring occasionally, over medium-high heat, until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. Turn the heat down to medium, add the drained pasta and peas, ham, and Parmigiano; toss to combine and heat through. Add some of the cooking water to loosen the pasta, if necessary. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve topped with more Parmigiano.

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  • ellen_in_charlotte | 06/20/2017

    Seriously yummy! Made mostly as written, but with 1/2 lb pasta and 1 C cream. Other ingredients as listed. Added a bit of lemon & lemon zest at the end as another reviewer suggested & we thought it made the dish. I tried simmering a crushed garlic clove in the cream for just a touch of garlic - wasn't enough, might add some finely chopped next time. If you like sage, up the amount as it was barely noticeable. I'll add more next time because I like it, but not required. Husband went nuts for this dish declaring he could eat it again next week! (we have leftovers for this week!)

  • Megann | 03/08/2017

    It was delicious and so easy!

  • Joedd | 05/24/2016

    I made this as written. I would definitely make this again.

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