Mmm, dinner.


12 oz. Fettuccine (I actually prefer long egg noodles if you can find them, TRADER JOE’S!)

1 tablespoon butter

1 large shallot, finely chopped (this is a shallot)
Pea and Prossciuto Pasta

1/4 c. heavy cream

about 2 cups of frozen peas (depending on how much you love the peas.)

8 slices of proscuitto (4 oz./1 cup) thinly sliced

1 large lemon which will turn into:

1 T. lemon zest

1 T. lemon juice

fresh parmasean

Pea and Prossciuto Pasta

Saute the shallot in the tablespoon of butter (in a hot pan) until softened (about 4 minutes) meanwhile boil your pasta (in hot water.)

Pea and Prossciuto Pasta

Add the cream, peas, and proscuitto and cook until peas are warmed through (hot).

Pea and Prossciuto Pasta

Add lemon zest and lemon juice, stir. Stir together with cooked (hot), drained noodles.

Pea and Prossciuto Pasta

Scoop it up, smother it with cheese and eat it, hot of course.

Pea and Prossciuto Pasta

From Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food: Great Food Fast Cookbook. (Damn you Martha and your pretty cookbooks.)


  1. I can’t believe I’m the first to comment!

    OMGosh, this looks soooo delicious! I’ll have to try a vegetarian version.

    P.S. I always wondered what a shallot was! Thanks for the pic!

  2. Mmmmmmm. Peas are one of the two vegetables my son will eat (the other is okra (?)). And I love me some proscuitto.

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  3. I’ve made this before and it is so delicious!! Nom Nom!!
    Great pics honey.

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  4. i am so in love with proscuitto. i mean, serious, unabashed love.

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  5. Ooh, looks yummy. I think Hubs and the kids would like it too!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  6. sold. we are both pea fabs abd pork fans.

    gotta love salted pork all messed up with some veggies and cream!

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  7. Thanks for the dinner idea! I love to cook, but since this summer has been so busy, I’ve felt less than inspired. This may kick me back into the game! (and OH how I LUV Trader Joe’s…)

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  8. ahem. i am coming over for dinner. 🙂

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  9. Looks tasty! I’ll try it minus the prosciutto… 🙂

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  10. I can’t wait for you to make this for me.

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  11. That looks so good… I wonder if I can get Hubbz to eat it. Normally he turns his nose up at vegetables in his food…. or vegetables in general. I’ll have to try to sneak this one past him!

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  12. I love several variations of this = but I like the addition of the lemon – I think I shall give it a try.

    Also? Everyday Food is the best thing ever.

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  13. Ummm, so when are you sending out invites for us to come try a little taste tester of your HOT goodness?

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  14. Now I’m starving.. YUMMY!!

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  15. I’m so glad I saw this AFTER I jumped back ON the Weight Watchers wagon. I’ve got too much resolve to make a whole pot of this and eat it all now 🙂

  16. Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!!! This looks so fresh and delicious!

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