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Hay and Straw Recipe

Hay and Straw Recipe

This recipe is not only quick and easy to prepare, it's pretty, too. This colorful pasta dish combines julienned ham, Parmesan cheese, peas and linguine.—Priscilla Weaver, Hagerstown, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) linguine
  • 2 cups julienned fully cooked ham
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cups frozen peas
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • 1. Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute ham in butter for 3 minutes. Add peas; heat through. Drain linguine; toss with the ham mixture, Parmesan cheese and cream. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 410 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 783 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Reviews for Hay and Straw

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 28, 2015

"Very quick,easy & good with minimal ingredients. I used about 3/4 of the pasta called for & added a cube of frozen minced garlic while saut?ing the ham& peas. I also added about 1/2 tsp. of dried thyme. It was very good & filling."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"I sauteed red, yellow, orange peppers and onions before the ham, used about half the pasta and used a cup of skim milk with a tbsp. of corn starch since I was out of heavy whipping cream. Even my husband, who isn't a fan of most pasta dishes, raved about it. Delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"Really quick and easy meal. My picky kids even thought it was delicious. I didn't have the parmesan, so I used feta instead and it was really good. I would take the advice of other reviewers and cut down on the amount of pasta and peas, probably down to 3/4 lb. for the noodles and 2 cups of peas. Other than that, we really enjoyed it. It's a keeper!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"This a great recipe to use if you're short on time. Really easy! I would recommend only using 8 oz. of pasta- 1 lb. is a lot. Also, try cutting down the peas to 2 cups."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"I have been making this recipe since it came out in the Taste of Home Magazine in 2003. My family absolutely loves it! It is quick and delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

"This is so easy, delicious and fun. It's awesome to make when you're in a pinch for time. Absolutely delicious."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2011

"I made this tonight and it was wonderful! I only used 1/2 the peas and added spinach, onion, garlic, and a little more of the sauce! I will be making this again and again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"excellent."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 14, 2011

"excellent."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

"We make this dish every month... never get tired of it! It is one of my 16 year old son's favorite meals."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2008

"My husband calls this a "bang up" dish. I don't know where he got the phrase, but it means something that's really, really good. I make this nearly every time I have leftover ham. My family eats every morsel."

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