Pasta with Peas, Ham and Parmesan Cheese


  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 (10-ounce) box frozen peas, defrosted
  • 8 ounces dry whole-wheat orecchiette or bowtie pasta
  • 4 ounces lean boneless ham, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


1. Combine sour cream and peas in a small bowl.

2. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the pasta water.

3. Return pasta to pot and fold in sour cream mixture, ham, 3/4 cup cheese, tarragon, salt, and pepper.

4. Divide among 4 bowls and garnish with additional tarragon and remaining Parmesan cheese.

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  • Resistant starch: 4 grams
  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 cups pasta)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 434
Fat per serving: 13g
Saturated fat per serving: 7g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 4g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Cholesterol per serving: 55mg
Protein per serving: 29g
Carbohydrate per serving: 54g
Sugars per serving: 5g
Fiber per serving: 8g
Sodium per serving: 538mg
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