Leftover Ham? Try this Hearty Ham and Pea Pasta Recipe

Sorcha McManigan

Sorcha McManigan

June 20, 2018

Ham and Pea Pasta Dish

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Have you got leftovers you don’t want to waste? This ham and pea pasta is my go-to recipe when I have extra ham from the Sunday lunch. It’s a real crowd-pleaser with my kids as they adore pasta and it’s a hearty meal that will leave them satisfied.

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This recipe is also perfect when you’ve had a busy day and you need a dinner that will only take 30 minutes from start to finish.

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Leftover Ham? Try this Hearty Ham and Pea Pasta Recipe


  • 200g of fusilli pasta
  • 100g of frozen petit pois
  • 150ml of cream
  • 150g of ham
  • 4 slices of sandwich bread
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Olive oil
  • 50g of parmesan cheese


  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the pack.
  2. Five minutes into boiling add in the peas.
  3. When the pasta is cooked drain out the water.
  4. Put the pot back on the heat and add in the cream and chopped ham and warm through.
  5. To make the breadcrumbs blend the 4 slices of sandwich bread to make fresh bread crumbs.
  6. Then heat a little olive oil on a pan and add in the breadcrumbs, crushed garlic clove and grated parmesan.
  7. Cook for five minutes until the breadcrumbs are crisp.

To serve, place the pasta into a bowl and top with the delicious garlic breadcrumbs.

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Hearty Ham and Pea Pasta

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Published On: June 20th, 2018 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: February 20th, 2021 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Sorcha McManigan

Sorcha is a mum of one and enjoys sharing insights into raising a vegan child, green living and how to stay fit when your life is pulling you in so many different directions.

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