Saturday, December 26, 2009

Dinner Idea For Some Of That Leftover Holiday Ham!

Need a quick and easy way to use up some of that holiday ham? Try this delicious dinner dish: Bow-Ties with Peas & Ham

The entire meal takes 20 minutes, from start to finish! All you need is an onion, some frozen peas, cream, a box of bow-tie pasta and some left over ham cut into strips!

Like all pasta dishes, get that water boiling and start cooking that pasta! You'll want it al dente! When cooked, drain and return to pot.
Meanwhile, in a medium sauce pan, melt 3 tbls. of unsalted butter over medium heat and cook your onions until soft, about 3-4 minutes.

Next add the peas and cream, stir and simmer until it's slightly thickened, another 3-4 minutes.

Now, toss in your cooked ham strips, and simmer just til the ham is heated through, about 1-2 minutes.

Mix that sauce with the pasta and serve with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese on top!


  1. Great idea, John. Now.. come up with some ideas for left over beef tenderloin! I thankfully didn't have to cook this year -but was given a good amount of beef tenderloin from dinner at my sisters.

  2. Hi Kenn!
    Hmmm, Not really winter fare, but I love thinly sliced beef atop a nice salad! Try placing a few slices on a ciabatta roll along with some bleu cheese and tomato, or slicing it up; saute' some onions and peppers with some Mexican seasonings and PRESTO, fajitas!!!

  3. Okay, I am really hungry now.