Dinner Shortcuts: Ham and peas creamy pasta skillet recipe

Brandy O'Neill

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Ham and peas are the perfect addition to a creamy pasta skillet supper.

Ham and peas creamy pasta skillet

Ham and peas are a match made in heaven. This super-simple pasta dish is full of flavor and a breeze to throw together. This is the perfect busy weeknight meal.

Ham and peas creamy pasta skillet recipe

Yields 4 servings


  • 1 pound egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup ham, diced (from a store-bought ham steak)¬†
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook according to bag directions, set aside.
  2. In a large skillet set over medium heat, add olive oil. Once the oil is hot add onion. Sauté until the onion just starts to soften. Add in garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in ham and peas and stir to combine.
  4. Add in heavy cream and pasta. Stir to combine and let simmer just until the sauce thickens slightly.
  5. Stir in Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper.

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Brandy O'Neill
Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New York. Her food is influenced by her small town roots as well as her many travels around the world.