Green Pea Prosciutto Pasta

Green Pea Prosciutto Pasta

Green Pea Prosciutto Pasta is an easy dish that will be ready in under 30 minutes. And the combination of aromatics like garlic and thyme makes it ultra tasty.

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Green Pea Prosciutto Pasta

Hello everyone. I hope you are doing well.

I know it’s Monday. That’s why I’ve decided to share another recipe from my unpublished folder (And I have dozens of such recipes!) So not only is this recipe is delicious and easy, but also you’ve got to see sweet Daisy once again. Yeah, unfortunately, as I said in my previous post, all such pictures are archival. She has not been participated in shooting since last fall. Probably, juts lost her interest. And I rarely use prosciutto this year, too. That’s quite upsetting, but I still have few pictures of her up my sleeve.

Green Pea Prosciutto Pasta

This Green Pea Prosciutto Pasta, on the other hand, will not upset nor disappoint you. Indeed, it’s utterly delicious! There’s something very special in the sweetness of green peas and pasta. Plus that salty prosciutto.

My husband isn’t a huge fan of green peas and pasta combination, but he did like this variation. Probably prosciutto, again. Definitely prosciutto because that also applies to Daisy.

Even though this recipe calls for only a few simple ingredients, the flavour profile is wonderful. Sweet peas, salty prosciutto, good olive oil, aromatic thyme and garlic – what not to like about this? Optionally, you can add some lemon for some freshness. And some shaved parmesan or other hard cheese of your choice, for serving. And yes, bacon in place of prosciutto works well too, but personally I love prosciutto.

I hope you like this idea, and you will try it soon. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.


Green Pea Prosciutto Pasta
Green Pea Prosciutto Pasta

Green Pea Prosciutto Pasta

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Main


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Green Pea Prosciutto Pasta is an easy dish that will be ready in under 30 minutes. And the combination of aromatics like garlic and thyme makes it ultra tasty.


  • 200-225 gr. small-shape pasta of your choice

  • 1,5 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 tbsp. butter

  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 cup frozen green peas – do not thaw

  • 70-100 gr. prosciutto, finely sliced

  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme

  • 1/2 tbsp. lemon zest (optional)

  • 1/2 tbsp. smoked paprika

  • 1/8 tsp. chipotle powder (or to taste)

  • salt, to taste

  • shaved parmesan or other hard cheese, for serving


  • Cook the pasta in salted boiling water as instructed on the package, until al dente. Drain reserving about one cup of water.
  • In the meantime, in a pan over low-medium heat combine the olive oil and butter and cook the garlic, stirring, 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the prosciutto and cook few minutes, until lightly browned and crisp.
  • Stir in the green peas, thyme, lemon zest (if using), smoked paprika, chipotle, and a pinch of salt. Keep in mind the saltiness of prosciutto. Add a splash or two of pasta water. Cook for about 5 minutes or so, just to warm through the green peas.
  • Combine the cooked pasta with the green peas mixture. Add some of the reserved pasta water, as needed and mix to combine. Try and add more seasonings if necessary. Serve immediately sprinkled with some extra thyme and shaved parmesan. Enjoy!

42 thoughts on “Green Pea Prosciutto Pasta

  1. Marissa says:

    I love pasta dishes like this – simple and where every flavor can shine! Plus I love peas and not enough recipes call for them. Daisy is such a sweetie even if she has become camera shy. ;)

  2. Simone says:

    Who doesn’t love this combination of ingredients? Prosciutto, peas and pasta… My kind of dish. And I totally love your cat. Having two myself I know how they try to get into every frame.. :))

  3. Jeff the Chef says:

    I love that pasta shape. What is it? It looks sort of like shells, but it also looks sort of like rigatoni. This looks like a fantastic dish, Ben! l’m glad you brought it out of your unpublished folder.

  4. Frank | Memorie di Angelina says:

    Pasta e piselli brings me back to my childhood.. I love that dish as a kid. Our family version was more austere but I do like the idea of bits of prosciutto going in. And that bit of smokey spiciness… borderline sacrilegious for an Italian, but I’d be willing to give it try…

  5. Tasia ~ two sugar bugs says:

    This is my favorite kind of pasta dish; a little salty from the prosciutto and a pop of freshness with the peas! Then you add a little interest with the smoked paprika and chipotle powder and bring in the lovely flavors of thyme. I’d be licking my plate clean! So sweet to see Ms. Daisy again too.
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  6. Linger, Kristy Murray says:

    What a gorgeous presentation of a delicious-sounding recipe. I absolutely love green peas but my husband gags at the thought or sight of them so I hardly ever put them in anything. But he’ll just have to deal with it when I make this Green Pea Prosciutto Pasta. Because it looks too good to pass up. Thanks so much for sharing.

  7. John / Kitchen Riffs says:

    I love this combo of ingredients! In particular prosciutto and peas — such a natural pairing. Nice to see Daisy again, too. My cat used to jump up on my shooting table when I was taking photos. She lost interest, too — it’s been years since she’s done that. :-) Anyway, good stuff — thanks.
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  8. Michelle says:

    Mmm love this type of pasta — it’s got the best combination of salty protein, with a little veg. Beautiful styling too, Ben!

  9. David @ Spiced says:

    This sounds like an amazing combination of flavors, Ben! I do love prosciutto in pasta, and the peas add a fun snap of color and flavor. I say add some more prosciutto to your new recipes…let’s see if we can get Daisy interested again! :-)
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