|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 16g||21%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||14%|
|Total Carbohydrate 28g||10%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||9%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Vitamin C 5mg||23%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Feel free to use cooked diced bacon in the dish or omit the ham for a vegetarian dish.
1 pound spaghetti, or linguine
8 ounces ham, finely diced
2 teaspoons olive oil, or unsalted butter
1 cup frozen petite green peas, thawed or lightly cooked
3/4 cup torn basil leaves, packed
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup walnuts, optional
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Gather the ingredients.
Cook spaghetti or linguine in boiling salted water following package directions. Drain.
Meanwhile, in a small skillet over medium heat, lightly brown the ham in 2 teaspoons of olive oil or butter.
Meanwhile, for pesto, combine in a food processor the peas, basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and walnuts, if using.
Run the food processor, adding olive oil a little at a time, until the mixture is finely chopped.
Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed.
Toss the diced ham and pesto with the hot pasta.
Serve with more Parmesan cheese.