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Pasta with Peas, Prosciutto and Basil Cream Sauce

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Pasta with Peas Prosciutto and Basil Cream Sauce from the Public Health Cookbook by the Seattle & King County Department of Public Health—original source of recipe, public domain government resource

  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Serves: 4


Optional garnishes

  • 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain, then set aside in a serving bowl.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, add about ½ cup of water and bring to boil in a medium saucepan.
  3. Cook peas for 10 minutes then drain and discard remaining water in saucepan.
  4. Return peas to saucepan.
  5. In a small bowl whisk together the milk and flour then pour over the peas.
  6. Add the basil and garlic then stir to combine.
  7. Raise heat to medium and stir until thickened.
  8. Add the parmesan cheese and prosciutto and continue stirring until cheese is melted and mixture is combined then pour over the pasta.
  9. Toss pasta until well-coated with the sauce then serve with optional garnishes.

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