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Prosciutto Pasta with Peas and Parmesan Cheese

Simple pasta recipe made in 30 minutes: Prosciutto Pasta with Peas and Parmesan Cheese.  

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 527 kcal
Author Julia


  • 8 oz pasta penne
  • 1 cup green peas frozen
  • 3 oz prosciutto
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper ground or freshly cracked
  • 1 cup Parmesan shredded
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt to taste


  1. Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente.  During last 5-7 minutes of cooking, add frozen peas and continue boiling both the pasta and frozen peas for 5-7 more minutes.  Drain.  Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water.

  2. Tear prosciutto into smaller pieces.

  3. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter on medium heat. Add the torn prosciutto and stir to coat it with butter, for about 1 minute.  Add black pepper.  Add another 2 tablespoons of butter and stir until melted.

  4. To the skillet with butter and prosciutto add drained cooked pasta with peas.    Sprinkle 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese evenly over pasta.  Stir everything together on medium heat until the cheese melts.  If needed, add a small amount of pasta water (about 1/4 cup) - but you might not need to.  

  5. Season with salt, if needed.  Serve immediately, topped with the remaining 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Facts
Prosciutto Pasta with Peas and Parmesan Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 527 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 719mg31%
Potassium 279mg8%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 820IU16%
Vitamin C 14.5mg18%
Calcium 320mg32%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.