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Sweet Peas Parma

“This is a simple side with delicious Italian flavors.” Peas get dressed up for dinner with just a few easy additions. Don't skip this one! Jill Anderson - Sleepy Eye, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen peas
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Place peas in a steamer basket; place in a saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook prosciutto in oil and butter over medium heat until prosciutto is crisp. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the tomato, salt and pepper; heat through. Stir in peas.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 181 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 569mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

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  • annrms
    Oct 27, 2020

    I used deli ham and added a bit more garlic. Skipped the salt but added pepper. Delicious! We had it as a side to pasta and meatballs. Definitely a keeper!

  • franka
    Nov 6, 2019

    No comment left

  • JMartinelli13
    May 14, 2018

    Using the "steam in bag" frozen pease makes it super fast and easy. One other slight change, and that was to use a handful of heirloom cherry tomatoes, quartered instead of a medium tomato. I loved the colors it added. The cripsy proscuitto was amazing, it was hard not to eat it all straight out of the pan. Before I would have counted frozen peas as on the lower end of my favorite vegetables list, but this recipe definitely changed that!

  • Fharraige
    Jun 9, 2012

    My family really enjoys this recipe. My daughter is actually excited to make it!

  • candylandgirl
    Feb 2, 2012

    Excellent flavor. I've made this a few times and my whole family just loves it!