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Hay and Straw

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings

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
Hay and Straw Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 410 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 783mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • amy7039
    Aug 4, 2020

    Great, easy, fast recipe. BUT TRUST ME 16 oz of pasta must be an error, 8oz is way more then enough and would still serve 6-8 people.

  • BradleyMac
    May 6, 2020

    Very easy

  • Bob
    May 5, 2020

    Fixed this the other day

  • Rebecca
    Apr 18, 2020

    Easy and yummy! Added a little more cream, 1/3 cup of pasta water, and onion powder.

  • LoveCharlotte
    Jul 19, 2019

    The proportions of this recipe are a little off. I used 12 oz of gf spaghetti and that was too much for the amount of cream. Next time I'll use 8 oz of pasta like the other reviewer suggested. Also this is WAY WAY too many peas. I would cut the amount of peas down to two cups at least, maybe even 1. Noticed there weren't any seasons so I added 1/4 tsp Dijon, a pinch of nutmeg, sea salt and black pepper, and garlic. This is an easy recipe that can be built on. The dish was a little bland but not bad.

  • AmyE007
    Apr 13, 2019

    Flavor was good, easy to make. Mine got a bit thick. I cut the peas down to 2 cups which was good. I will try again

  • Idella Rogers
    Jun 14, 2018

    Where is the save button for this recipe?

  • Lynda1111
    May 17, 2018

    Delicious & easy. Use a good quality Parm (I like Sartori). The nutty, funkiness of good parm imparts delicious flavor. Next time I may add 1/2 tsp. Dijon to the cream, but otherwise, delish as is.

  • Grammy Debbie
    Jul 31, 2017

    Wonderful quick, easy and DELICIOUS meal. Hubby was amazed at how fast I got this together and how tasty it was! I didn't have shredded Parmesan cheese, so I used an Italian cheese blend. I will definitely be making this again!

  • pajamaangel
    Apr 24, 2017

    Four stars after adding some much needed garlic, thyme and pepper.