Creamy Pasta with Ham and Peas – A Ham and Pea Pasta Recipe

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Creamy Pasta with Ham and Peas is so simple to make. Cubed ham and frozen peas are whipped up into a easy creamed mixture and served over cooked pasta or noodles. What’s better? Use leftover ham in this ham and pea pasta recipe.

Creamy Pasta with Ham and Peas

This is a vintage creamed ham and pea recipe straight from an old, metal recipe box. My lovely friend Sharon shared an old recipe collection from the family she used to nanny. I love that she passed the recipes to me knowing that Doris would be pleased that her recipes were being shared with a new family.

When I found this creamy ham and peas over noodles recipe, I instantly pulled it out as I’m always looking for recipes to use leftover ham or cubed ham steak.

Serve this creamy sauce containing cubed ham and frozen peas over pasta. It’s ingenious and delicious!

While this dish is perfectly creamy, there’s actually no cream in ham and pea pasta. Instead, you combine cream of celery soup and milk to make a thick, creamy sauce.

Ham and Pea Pasta Recipe

This might be one of the easiest meals on the planet to make. If you can cook pasta, then you can make this old fashioned creamed ham and pea recipe.

Cook the pasta.

Melt some butter.

Sauté ham, onions and peas.

Open a can of cream soup.

Stir.

Assemble.

Serve.

What to do with leftover ham for dinner?

Cube the leftover ham, and sauté in a skillet with a little butter and diced onion. After a few minutes, add some frozen peas and cook for a couple minutes longer. Then, add a can of cream of celery soup and some milk to make a creamed ham and pea mixture.  Serve over your favorite cooked pasta or noodles or over toast.

Need other ideas? Try our Ham and Cheese Quiche, Mom’s Cheesy Ham and Potatoes, Ham and Cheese Crescents.

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Ingredient List for Ham and Pea Pasta

You just need seven simple ingredients to make this stove top meal that the entire family will enjoy.

Diced Ham (leftover ham works great)

Butter or Margarine

Onions, diced

Cream of Celery Soup

Milk

Frozen Peas

Cooked Pasta or Noodles (your favorite variety)

How to Make Creamy Ham and Peas over Noodles

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet; add diced ham and diced onions. Cook over medium low heat for a few minutes of until the onions are softened.
  2. Add frozen peas, and cook for a couple more minutes.
  3. Pour in milk and cream of celery soup, stirring until thickened and warm.
  4. Serve over your favorite cooked pasta or noodles (or even toast). My kids love it over cooked elbow macaroni.

For the full ingredient amounts and recipe steps for pasta with ham and peas, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.


Notes About Creamy Pasta with Ham and Peas

  • For the ham, use whatever ham you have on hand including leftover spiral ham, lunch meat, ham steaks, etc. Cut the ham into bite-sized pieces.
  • Onions can be omitted, or use dried, minced onions as a substitute.
  • Substitute drained, canned peas for frozen, if desired.
  • The frozen peas do not need to be thawed before adding to the creamed peas with ham.
  • Use Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Onion instead of cream of celery, if desired. You can even use Cream of Chicken if that is all you have on hand!
  • To serve, spoon over your favorite type of cooked noodle of pasta.  Elbow macaroni or egg noodles are my two favorites, or try serving over toast for an old fashioned creamed peas with ham recipe.
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Creamy Pasta with Ham and Peas - A Ham and Pea Pasta Recipe

Creamy Pasta with Ham and Peas is so simple to make.  Cubed ham and frozen peas are whipped up into a easy creamed mixture that is served over cooked pasta or noodles.  What's better? Use leftover ham in this ham and pea pasta recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamed peas with ham, creamy ham and peas over pasta, creamy pasta with ham and peas, ham and pea pasta recipe, pasta with ham and peas, pasta with ham and peas no cream
Servings: 4 people
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups diced, cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup onion
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 10.5 ounces cream of celery soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 - 2 cups uncooked pasta or egg noodles (your favorite type)

Instructions

  • Cook pasta or noodles according to package instructions; set aside.
    Creamy Pasta with Ham and Peas is so simple to make.  Cubed ham and frozen peas are whipped up into a easy creamed mixture that is served over cooked pasta or noodles. 
  • In a large skillet, melt butter and sauté ham and onions over medium low until onions are soft.
    Creamy Pasta with Ham and Peas is so simple to make.  Cubed ham and frozen peas are whipped up into a easy creamed mixture that is served over cooked pasta or noodles. 
  • Stir in frozen peas, and cook for a couple minutes.
  • Add cream of celery soup and milk; cook until smooth and thick.
    Creamy Pasta with Ham and Peas is so simple to make.  Cubed ham and frozen peas are whipped up into a easy creamed mixture that is served over cooked pasta or noodles. 
  • Serve over cooked pasta.
    Creamy Pasta with Ham and Peas is so simple to make.  Cubed ham and frozen peas are whipped up into a easy creamed mixture that is served over cooked pasta or noodles. 

Notes

  • For the ham, use whatever ham you have on hand including leftover spiral ham, lunch meat, ham steaks, etc.  Cut the ham into bite-sized pieces.
  • Onions can be omitted, or use dried, minced onions as a substitute. 
  • Substitute drained, canned peas for frozen, if desired.
  • The frozen peas do not need to be thawed before adding to the creamed peas with ham.
  • Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Onion can be used instead of cream of celery, if desired.
  • To serve, spoon over your favorite type of cooked noodle of pasta.  Elbow macaroni or egg noodles are my two favorites, or try serving over toast for an old fashioned creamed peas with ham recipe.
  • Love creamed vegetables? Try this creamed asparagus recipe. 

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Creamy Pasta with Ham and Peas is so simple to make.  Cubed ham and frozen peas are whipped up into a easy creamed mixture that is served over cooked pasta or noodles. 

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