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Spring Ham and Pea Pasta



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    • 1 pound Ditalini pasta cooked in salted water and strained
    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • 1 cup diced onions
    • 4 cloves garlic chopped
    • 2 cups smoked diced ham
    • 2 cups chopped fresh tomato
    • 1 cup dry white wine
    • 1 cup prepared tomato sauce
    • ½ cup heavy cream
    • 2 cups frozen peas
    • 2-6 dashes hot sauce
    • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese

    Heat oil in large pot over medium heat and add onions. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until lightly caramelized. Add the chopped garlic, chopped smoked ham, and chopped tomato. Cook for 2 minutes stirring occasionally. Pour in the wine and reduce until almost dry. Next add the tomato sauce and cream and bring to a simmer. Toss in the cooked pasta and peas and cook until warmed. Add hot sauce and mix in cheese.  Transfer to large pasta serving bowl or individual bowls. Makes 8 servings.