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Pasta with peas and ham (quick and tasty!) – Gordon Ramsay’s version

pasta, peas and ham

There Pasta with peas and ham it’s a first course very tasty, rich variant of the traditional Pasta and peas, made with laddition of cooked ham diced which gives a touch of extra flavor. The great thing is you can make it the old fashioned way with creampeas and ham both without creamit will come equally creamy! Why the pasta cooks together with the sauce all in one pot, releasing starch that will bind the ingredients in a tasty embrace!

pasta, peas and ham

For the fast implementationYou can choose pasta of your choice: pens, butterflies, tubes. As well as you can use either fresh peas, those found in the vegetable stand in spring for shelling, which I love! is frozen peas . The result, thanks to all the advice you find in the procedure and the inherited method from my beloved Pasta e beans, you will get one pasta, ham and peas enveloping and perfectly tiedsuper fragrant and tasty, it will literally sell out, in 20 minutes! I find it ideal as a first daily newspaper that can be resolved in a short time dinner or lunch! For the whole family, including children!

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Pasta with peas and ham recipe


Preparation Cooking Total
5 minutes 15 minutes 20 minutes

Cost Kitchen Calories
Bass Italian 344 Kcal


Quantity for 4 people

  • 800 g of fresh peas (to be shelled) or 300 g of frozen peas
  • 170 g of short pasta such as farfalle, penne, cavatelli, tubetti, wheels
  • 1 small white onion
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • mint or basil
  • 80 g of cooked ham (diced or 1 thick slice from which to cut cubes)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan to finish (optional)


How to make pea and ham pasta

First, if you have chosen fresh peas, shell them, otherwise skip this step.

Then blend the onion very finely and add it to a pan with 3 tablespoons of oil. Let fry for a few seconds, add the diced cooked ham and continue to fry for 1 minute:

how to make pea and ham pasta

Then add the peas, a few mint leaves, turn, leave to brown over medium heat for a couple of minutes.

Finally add 2 ladles of boiling water so that they cover the peas and let them boil.

At that point add the pasta you have chosen. Leave to cook with a lid for about 15 minutes, but the time varies depending on the pasta you have chosen.

If it dries out, add 1 -2 tablespoons of boiling water. At the end of cooking, add 1 drizzle of oil towards the end of cooking, salt and pepper.

It must be creamy and enveloping, not dry!

Pasta with cream, peas and ham

If you like at this point you can add 200 ml of cooking cream, leave and leave to stir for 2 minutes then turn off the heat and add pecorino or parmesan.

In this case I made it without cream and to make it even creamier, I added pecorino to the point.

In any case, it is delicious and creamy even without cheese.

Here’s yours ready Pasta with peas and ham. serve hot with a sprinkling of pepper and fresh mint

pasta recipe with peas and ham


If you have cooked the pasta perfectly al dente; it keeps very well for the evening. just heat it on the stove with a little extra virgin olive oil!

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DIY Sauces: Flavor with Homemade Seasonings – Gordon Ramsay’s version

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In the culinary world, condiments are often the final touch that transforms a dish from ordinary to extraordinary. But what if instead of relying on pre-packaged condiments, we decided to create our own DIY sauces at home? Bringing your dishes to life with homemade seasonings could be the key to taking your meals to the next level, adding a touch of creativity and customization that you won’t find in packaged products.

Advantages of DIY sauces

Control of ingredients

When you make your own sauces at home, you have the complete control on the ingredients you use. You can avoid preservatives, artificial colors and other additives often found in packaged condiments. Plus, you can choose fresh, high-quality ingredients to ensure maximum flavor and nutritional value.

Flavor customization

Creating your own sauces gives you the freedom to customize the flavor according to your tastes and preferences. You can experiment with different herbs, spices, oils and vinegars to create unique and delicious combinations that fit perfectly with your favorite dishes. Plus, you can easily adjust the amount of salt, sugar, and other ingredients to tailor the sauce to your dietary needs.

DIY sauce ideas

Fresh tomato sauce

Fresh tomato sauce is a classic condiment that can be used in a variety of dishes, from pastas to soups to meats. To make it, simply blend fresh tomatoes, garlic, onion, basil and olive oil until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste and simmer to concentrate the flavors.

Yogurt and cucumber sauce

This fresh and light sauce is perfect for accompanying meat dishes, grilled vegetables or as a salad dressing. Mix Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, minced garlic, fresh mint and lemon juice to create a refreshing, versatile dip that will complement any dish.

Creating DIY sauces at home can be a fun and rewarding way to add a personal touch to your dishes. With complete control of the ingredients and the ability to customize the flavor, the possibilities are endless. Experiment with different recipes and ingredients to discover new combinations that will make your meals even more delicious and unique.

Penne in garlic sauce by Bruno Barbieri, nothing but garlic and oil. More delicate and creamy with the chef’s milk secret – Gordon Ramsay’s version

penne garlic sauce

penne garlic sauce

Penne in spicy garlic sauce they are a delicacy that will truly amaze diners. Not a fan of the strong flavor of garlic? You don’t have to worry, because the result is amazing delicate and it will win you over. I tried this particular food for the first time in Spain, where it is always served in the restaurant to accompany bread. It was love at first bite, I wouldn’t have ordered anything else to finish the basket by spreading everything with that delight. This is why I can’t miss out on the recipe Bruno Barbieri he shared for us.

Penne in spicy garlic sauce

Ingredients x 4

  • cooked ham 200 g
  • garlic 3 cloves
  • cream 250 g
  • milk 250 ml
  • chopped parsley 20 g
  • yolks 4
  • parmigiano reggiano 50 g
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • quills


The first thing to do to prepare penne in spicy garlic sauce is to finely chop the garlic cloves. In a saucepan, heat a round of extra virgin olive oil. Fry the garlic until it turns golden. Meanwhile, cut julienned the cooked ham, then add it to the pan. Cook for a minute, then pour milk and cream. Mix and leave to cook on a low heat for 10 minutes.

Once the time has passed, turn off the heat and combine the chopped parsley. Meanwhile, bring the salted water for the pasta to the boil. Drain it al dente and transfer it to the pan with the seasoning. Blow everything up and turn off the heat. Stir with egg yolks and grated Parmigiano Reggiano. Sprinkle a little parmesan and black pepper at the base of the plates. Plate and serve. Your penne in spicy garlic sauce they are ready. Enjoy your meal.

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penne garlic sauce



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