This pasta dish is best with a short, sturdy pasta such as tortiglioni or rigatoni. The pancetta and onions flambéed in vodka infuse the sauce with extra flavour. If you are a flambé novice, you will soon get over your fear as this recipe is easy to make. The creamy tomato sauce works well with some spicy heat and you are in total control of how much chilli you wish to add to the dish.
Looking for a delicious pasta dish that won’t cost a pretty penne? This recipe for Penne with Ham and Peas in Tomato Cream Sauce is so quick and easy to make. All you need is some ham, tomato sauce, frozen peas, cream and some pasta! You can use any other pasta shape, although I don’t recommend long noodles such as spaghetti or linguini. Pasta shells work well too.
3 tbsp butter
125g thickly-sliced ham
375ml (1-½ cups) tomato sauce
125ml (1/2 cup) single cream (half and half or table cream)
150g (1 cup) frozen peas
500g penne pasta
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
35g (1/3 cup) freshly grated Parmesan