Y’all, I love a good pasta peas and ham dish. Simple, satisfying and hearty especially for winter. So, last night when I went to put together our “signature dish” (the man looooves this meal too) I was dismayed to see that our frozen peas had gone missing. By the way, I still can’t find them. Gabriel?!? (He loves hiding things… favorite hiding Place is for sure the pull-out spice rack). Anyway, I scoured the fridge until I found something green that would suffice as a good substitution. And boy did I knock it out of the park! It took this homey dish to a delicacy level!
Pasta (I like the fresh refrigerated type as it takes a dish to another level)
Ham steak chopped or package diced ham
Your favorite alfredo sauce
1. Ok. So, while your water is boiling for the pasta, heat some oil and garlic in a high sided pan. Add the greens and stir until fragrant and wilted, approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Then add a half a cup or so of water and continue to let wilt. Season with salt and pepper. Set the greens aside.
4. Put about 1/3 cup of the reserved pasta water into the empty sauce jar. Shake to get al reminants out. Add to pan.
5. Stir and allow to heat through, about 3 minutes.
6. After plating dish, add the greens to the top.
You’re welcome! 😉