Rotini with Prosciutto and Peas

Rotini with Prosciutto and Peas

1 pound rotini
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp chopped garlic
1/2 pound prosciutto or country ham, thinly sliced and chipped
1 c milk
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened and cut into pieces
1 bag (16 oz) frozen peas, thawed
1/4 c grated parmesan cheese
1/4 c chopped fresh parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cook the pasta according to package instructions. While pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook 3-5 minutes, until soft. Add the ham and milk, and cook 2-3 minutes, until small bubbles appear around the edge of the pan. Gently stir in the cream cheese until smooth and free of lumps. Add the peas and cook 2-3 minutes, until heated through. Drain the pasta, add it to the sauce, and stir to coat. Add the Parmesan and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

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