We call this pasta dish Hay and Straw.
Hay and Straw
1 package (16 oz.) pasta, uncooked (farfalle, penne, linguine, and spagetti all work well)
water to cook pasta
2 cups fully cooked ham, cubed or julienned
2 cups cooked green peas
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1-1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute ham in butter for 3-5 minutes or until ham is very lightly browned, adding garlic powder and pepper. Add peas; heat through.
Drain pasta, and return to cooking pot. Immediately toss with ham and pea mixture. Pour cream over pasta and add Parmesan cheese. Stir to coat, until cheese is melted. Serve immediately, topped with more Parmesan, if desired.
Serves 8. Cost per serving is approximately $1.25. This is a terrific way to use up holiday leftovers. I've also been able to successfully cook this on a campstove.
What's one of your family's favorite easy, inexpensive meals?
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