Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pasta with Panna

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
exchanged easily

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.

Stay Frugal,

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Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

This meal looks absolutely delicious, and one I know I'm going to enjoy making.

Lucky you to have family in Italy!

Thank you for stopping by, I'm glad you like my seafood risotto!

NanaDiana said...

That looks delicious! Now I am hungry and it is almost 11 pm. xo Diana

Laurie said...

this does look and sound amazing, and so simple, yummo!!!

thebrooklynfig said...

Yumyumyum! Love how simple this looks to make- will def try!

Lena said...

Yum! Sounds delicious and pretty easy! And I have all the ingredients on hand already :)

livingsimplyfree said...

I can see why this is your favorite pasta dish it looks delicious! I am going to modify a couple of the ingredients and give this a try myself.

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

This is just what I need, easy and delicious! Thanks Daniela! Pinning!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
That is simple and delicious. Maria from Ristorante da Maria makes yummy pastas too, as starter.
One could probably use pancetta for this as well. Trader Joe's sells it.
We just ate your recipe with the fresh made pasta sauce again. I made a huge portion of pasta sauce. That freezes well and comes in handy when busy in the garden or whatever.
Thanks for your generous sharing!
Hugs and happy weekend.

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

I totally agree with the other comments, simple and delicious. I bet this would be a hit for young and old. Yum!

WhineNRoses said...

Wow! Looks delish!!! I will be trying this recipe for sure!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This looks really delicious. Thanks for the recipe and for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Holly said...

this looks soo good! Excited to start following you.