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Rotini with Ham, Onions & Peas

Mouthwatering Virginia ham and sweet, green peas come together in this pasta dish with rich parmesan and savory, caramelized onions. Make it yourself in less than 15 minutes.

10 minutes
10 minutes


  • 1/4 lb. Virginia Ham, thick slice, cut into strips
  • 3/4 cups Raley's Frozen Peas
  • 1 cup sliced yellow onion
  • 1 pkg. 8.5 oz. Barilla Ready Pasta, Rotini
  • 4 tbsp. parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp. garlic*
  • 1 1/2 tsp. olive oil*
  • 1/8 tsp. salt*
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper*
  • 2 tbsp. water*
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flake* (optional)
  • *common pantry item


  1. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over high heat. Add sliced onions, salt and pepper and lower to medium to medium high heat. Cook onions for 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they become translucent and begin to brown.
  2. Add garlic and ham. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat precooked pasta according to package instructions. Add pasta, peas, water and 3 tbsp. parmesan to the pan. Stir and cook for 1 1/2 minutes.
  4. Divide between 2 plates, garnish with remaining parmesan and red pepper flakes (optional).
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