Spring Pasta with Prosciutto & Peas

This pasta recipe happened when I was working on a gazillion other things. Do you know how that goes? I bet you do. Basically I put myself up for a challenge that looked like this:

The final day of shooting the Cooking With Trader Joe’s | Easy LunchBoxes cookbook. I had 5 lunch boxes ready to be shot. All of a sudden the urge hit to see how quickly I could come up with a scrumptious pasta dish for dinner. Well that idea turned into a photo shoot. How could I resist taking gobs of photos of spring peas, prosciutto, cheese and pasta? Had to do it all.

Let’s celebrate busy lives and great flavors with Spring Peas & Prosciutto Pasta!

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Do you like prosciutto? I sure do hope so. It adds great amounts of flavor to this dish.

This is well rounded enough to serve for family dinners. It would also be great to serve as an elegant main course for dinner parties. Versatile meals are the best huh!

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Chilled this recipe dubs as a pasta salad. Hot it is comfort food extraordinaire! *Light comfort food

I mean who could resist all this shaved cheese, salty prosciutto and lip smacking pasta?! Not us. No way.

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The petit baby peas add a little touch of sweetness to this recipe.

This pasta would be great served hot or cold. Bring it to a picnic or pack it in your lunchbox.

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My daughter has two favorite pastas (both of which go really well with this dish) ~ Lemon Pepper Fettuccine & Spinach Basil Garlic Fettuccine. You can find similar ones at Trader Joe’s.

She has me make some as often as she can convince me too.

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Be sure to add a few squeezes of fresh zesty lemon juice. This sauce pairs particularly well with pappardelle, linguine, spaghetti and fettuccine. A nice long strand pasta.

Also don’t forget some shaved cheese. We love firm Pecorino Romano and Parmesan.

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Do you have any favorite pasta recipes that have won your heart lately? If so, tell us about them in your comments.

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Spring Pasta Recipes

~ Marla Meridith

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35 thoughts on “Spring Pasta with Prosciutto & Peas

  1. I love prosciutto and the thought of having it with a lovely pasta dish makes me want to start cooking right away. I really hope you’ll be sharing some of your trader joe’s lunch box pics. I know I comment on it almost every time I come here but your photography is gorgeous 🙂

    1. Antonia – love you girl!!! As we get closer to the publish date (end of summer) I will share some of the TJ’s photos. Building up all of this suspense is FUN! I do hope they live up to your expectations.
      So glad you like this pasta recipe too!

  2. You shot FIVE recipes in one day…and you decide to make something else AND shoot it…”just” for your blog. Okay, I need those bursts of energy 🙂

    And as always, amazing images. And you have PERFECT lighting (in addition to crazy amazing talent!)

  3. Thank you Marla!! I was sittIng at school waitin to pick up my son thinking “what can I make for dinner?”. Ugh.
    I go to your blog and voila!!! There it is!!!
    Dinner, fast , easy and yummy. You saved the day.
    PS love your linens. Feels like summer!!

  4. This is such a bright and beautiful meal, mm mmmm mm! I absolutely love prosciutto, it looks incredible with the pasta and peas. Perfect dinner!

  5. Would it work fine if I use mushrooms instead of peas? I’m making it for someone who doesn’t like peas.