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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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Meatballs in the air fryer (amazing!) – Gordon Ramsay’s version

air fryer meatballs recipe

The Meatballs in air fryer I’m a second dish very tasty, alightweight alternative And fast to prepare the meatballs; that despite being vegan cooked without oil will result soft inside with a beautiful golden crust. Believe me they are truly amazing!

air fryer meatballs recipe

For the Quick and easy recipe I took inspiration from my most loved preparations: thedough some meatballs with sauce, in fact you will need them 10 minutes to mix together ground beef and pork, eggs, softened bread and cheese, round them between your hands and finally cook the meatballs in the air fryer. Thanks to trick inherited from the baked meatballs, to add 2 tablespoons of broth during cooking, these they will not dry out (due to the air fan) proving to be kept inside although crunchy on the outside. To give you an idea, the result is incredible, do you know the delicious fried meatballs? they are practically the same, but without fried! Perfect to prepare as a second course save dinner or save lunch , needless to say, children eat them repeatedly like sweets and we adults follow suit! And if you want to combine it with an excellent quick side dish, also make air fryer potatoes, they are special! However, if you make them smaller they are also special for aperitif accompanied by a delicious sauce.

Air Fryer Meatballs Recipe


Preparation Cooking Total
15 minutes 15 minutes 30 minutes

Cost Kitchen Calories
Bass Italian 344 Kcal


Quantity for 20 pieces

  • 300 g of minced beef
  • 50 g of sausage removed from the casing (alternatively other minced pork)
  • 70 g of stale bread (1 sandwich)
  • 1 small egg
  • 2 tablespoons of parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • fresh parsley
  • salt
  • 2 tablespoons oil (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons meat or vegetable broth



How to make meatballs in an air fryer

First of all, soak the bread in hot water, a few minutes will be enough, then obtain mainly the crumb, squeeze it well and add it to a bowl.

Then add the minced meat, crumbled sausage, egg, parmesan, milk, finely chopped parsley and a little salt.

Finally knead with your hands until you obtain a compact mixture

Roll balls of about 5 cm between your hands. But you can also make them smaller:

how to make meatballs in an air fryer

Then, as you make them, place them in the basket of your air fryer with some chopped rosemary and 2 tablespoons of broth, if you like also with oil:

cook the meatballs in the air fryer

Without preheating, cook at 180° for approximately 15-18 minutes, the time also varies depending on the size of the meatballs.

Halfway through cooking, shake and decide whether to add 1 more tablespoon of broth.

Here they are ready Meatballs in air fryer

Meatballs in air fryer


You can also keep them for the next day, perhaps heating them a little at the moment.

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Light pasta with vegetables: you can eat it every day and you won’t gain weight – Gordon Ramsay’s version

Pasta con verdure - Ricette al Volo

A simple and tasty dish, also perfect for those who are… diet.

There light pasta with vegetables it is a simple and tasty dish, perfect for any occasion. It’s a healthy dish And nutritiouswhich can be prepared with any type of vegetable, depending on tastes and seasonal availability.

In this recipe, we propose as a type of pasta fusilli, seasoned with a mix of carrots, broccoli and peas. These vegetables are all rich in vitamins, minerals and fibreand they go perfectly together.

Preparing light pasta with vegetables is very simple. Just cook the pasta in boiling salted water, while you prepare the sauce with the vegetables in a pan. Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and add it to the sauce, sautéing everything to mix the flavors well.

For a richer dish, you can add a spoonful of basil pesto or a spoonful of tomato concentrate. If you prefer a creamier dressing, you can add a little cream or Greek yogurt to the dressing.

Here are some tips for preparing perfect fusilli with vegetables:

  • Choose fresh, seasonal vegetables.
  • Cut the vegetables into evenly sized pieces, so they cook evenly.
  • Don’t cook the vegetables for too long, so that they remain crunchy.
  • Add the pasta to the sauce while it is still hot, so that it flavors well.

Fusilli with vegetables is a dish that both adults and children like. They are an excellent idea for a quick and light lunch, or for a tasty dinner.

Also ideal to enjoy cold and to take for lunch at the office or university, for a light but nutritious and complete meal.

Variants some light pasta with vegetables

The fusilli with vegetables recipe can be easily modified to suit your tastes. For example, you can add other vegetables, such as courgettes, aubergines, peppers, tomatoes or mushrooms. You can also add other ingredients, such as sausage, ham or cheese.

Here are some ideas for variations of fusilli with vegetables:

  • Fusilli with vegetables and sausage: add 100 g of crumbled and browned sausage at the end of cooking.
  • Fusilli with vegetables and ham: add 100 g of diced raw ham at the end of cooking.
  • Fusilli with vegetables and cheese: add 100 g of grated cheese, such as Parmigiano Reggiano, pecorino or provola, at the end of cooking.
  • Fusilli with vegetables and pesto: add 1 tablespoon of basil pesto to the dressing.
  • Fusilli with vegetables and tomato paste: add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste to the dressing.
  • Fusilli with vegetables and cooking cream: add 1 tablespoon of cooking cream to the dressing.
  • Fusilli with vegetables and Greek yogurt: add 1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt to the dressing.

Experiment and find the variation you like best!

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