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Pasta Recipes

A lovely pasta recipe from Venice: quick, simple yet delicious – lots of peas, ham and cheese – everyone’s favourite! this and many more Italian first course recipes are available in our culinary vacations in Italy.

Penne con prosciutto e piselli  – Penne with ham and peas

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Pasta penne with prosciutto e piselli


400gr pasta Penne

300 gr. Fresh or frozen peas

100 gr. Cooked ham, sliced

50 gr. Grated Gruyere cheese

50 gr butter

50 gr. Grated parmisan cheese

1 small onion

1 cup broth

olive oil, salt pepper


  • Bring a pan full of water with some salt to boil.
  • When boiling put the peas and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Drain and put aside.
  • Chopped finely the onion.

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    Onion chooped with Ceramic Knives by U-Cook Italia

  • Warm some oil and half the butter in a pan and fry gently the onion.
  • Add the peas, salt and pepper and cook slowly for a little while adding some broth.
  • Chop the ham and fry gently in another saucepan with the remaining butter.
  • When nice and crispy add to the peas.

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    Peas by Rocco Paladino

  • Bring some water to boil, add some salt and the penne.
  • Cooked for 10 minutes or until al dente, drain and quickly add the penne to the pan with the peas and the ham.
  • Cook gently for a few minutes.
  • Add the gruyere cheese and the parmisan, stir and serve.
  • Serve hot together with a nice white wine.