This ham and peas baked pasta is a delicious dish that you can prepare in advance and bake at the last minute. Try it! It is easy and yummy! I am sure that your family will gobble up this pasta.
RICETTA IN ITALIANO QUI
HAM and PEAS BAKED PASTA
- 400 g of short pasta
- 1 small red onion
- 2 slices of cooked ham (200 g)
- 250 g of peas (frozen or canned)
- extra virgin olive oil
- black pepper
- grated Parmesan cheese to sprinkle
For the bechamel sauce:
- 300 ml of milk
- 25 g of unsalted butter
- 25 g of flour
- 1 pinch of nutmeg
For the bechamel sauce, read the recipe HERE.
Dice the ham slices.
In a large non-stick pan heat some table spoons of extra virgin olive oil; add the onion (finely minced) and saute until slightly softened and fragrant.
Meanwhile take a pot, fill it with water and put it on the stove, heat it until it boils. Put a lid on to make it boil faster. When the water boils, add a generous pinch of salt.
Then put the pasta in the water and cook until “al dente”.
Drain with a colander and quickly cool down your pasta by rinsing it under cold running water.
Then, pour it in the pan and add the bechamel sauce.
Grease a baking pan with butter and put the pasta in it.
Sprinkle with grated Parmesan Cheese.
Serve the ham and peas baked pasta hot.