This is one of my favorite pasta dishes.
I have many...
This is one of those meals that literally takes me 20 minutes to prepare, cook and serve.
The ingredients are simple and can be
3 slices of ham (prosciutto can be used)
2 cups of peas (cubed zucchini works as well)
1/4 of an onion
1 container of Panna (or 6oz of cream cheese)
First of all get two tall pots.
One filled with water for cooking the pasta.
In the other pot, drizzle a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and lightly brown the onion, ham and peas. Let them cook on medium-low for about 5-10 minutes.
Add a little water if needed.
When the vegetables and ham are cooked, add the panna.
When the pasta is cooked, add to the panna-vegetables mixture.
And dinner is served.
Italian panna is a cooking cream (not sweet).
It taste like cream cheese with the consistency of sour cream.
If I can't find the panna, I just use 2/3 of a cream cheese package and add a little milk to make it "creamier".
Just add the cubed cream cheese with the hot ingredients, let it melt and add a little milk until you have the sour cream look.
Easy and delicious.