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We used orecchiette pasta, because we had it. The peas were very cute, nestling in the little hollows in the pasta.
My wife doesn’t like mint, so I used fresh basil. Just as aromatic, but in a different direction. It was tasty.
I’m so glad you liked it Walter, and good to know it works with basil too.
Made this tonight and it was delicious – and SO easy. Like seriously, I didn’t know I was capable of this kind of delicious-to-effort ratio.
I subbed pancetta for prosciutto because that’s what was on hand and it worked just fine. Thought about skipping the mint but bought some and was really glad I did – didn’t add a “minty” flavor at all, just some extra brightness. Will absolutely be making again.
I’m so glad you made it Bex! And pancetta is a perfect substitution.
Elise, I made this with ham (crisped it a bit in a pan). It was great the first night, but I almost enjoyed it more as a cold pasta salad out of the fridge! Delicious!
Hi Emily, great! Yeah, it’s pretty good cold too, isn’t it?
I’m really excited to try this! Making this for a friend for dinner who loves a light cheese flavor, but hates creamy pastas – this will be perfect.
Thx 4 the tip on the bowtie pasta. It DOES stay firm better than any other. Am now putting bow tie in my mac n’ cheese. Yummers!
i tried turkey bacon and waiting to see how this tastes
How did it taste with turkey bacon?
I buy De Cecco pasta too! Peas and prosciutto is such a perfect combination of flavours! Very nice recipe.
Sounds great and simple with a perfect combinations of flavors! By the way, I like De Cecco pasta too.
I missed the cream so I added some back (refreshing that they finally are telling us the truth about such things now) at the end of step 2. I liked the bite of the arugula so I added a little bit more too. Terrific!
Hi Daniel, isn’t arugula perfect in this? It works so well with the prosciutto. And yes, you can easily add cream to it, works great!
Hi Elise – I’m not too wild about Prosciutto but think this dish looks great – any thing else that might work? Little bits of bacon I guess or Canadian bacon?
Hi Michele, sure, bacon would work fine! Just cook, chop (or chop and then cook), and add to final dish.
This looks delicious. Thanks for the inspiration for dinner tonight. I’m a huge fan of deCecco pasta too. It’s my favorite brand of imported pasta. And it’s only a few cents more than the American brands.
It looks excellent i love arugula, I bet you exchange it for rapini and it would be just as good nice and quick though the rapini you would have to pre cook
Hi Richard, rapini would be a great substitute! You could just chop it and blanch it with the peas in the pasta water.
This looks really light and yummy! I am not a big fan of mint, do you think this would be equally as awesome if I left it out? Thanks for the post! Have a great day!
Hi Michelle, sure, it will be perfectly fine without the mint.
Hi! May I request to do vegetarian recipes too that don’t include egg as well.. It will be greatly appreciated
Hi Aarti, you can find our vegan recipes here: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/type/vegan/
That’s a beautiful looking salad! I love bowtie pasta. It’s so cheerful!
Hi Roxana, Thank you, but it’s not a salad! It’s hot pasta dish. I guess you could eat it cold, but it’s best hot. :-)