Gino D'Acampo's pasta with peas, ham and eggs recipe

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The kids will love Gino D'Acampo's pasta with peas, ham and eggs using frozen peas. Find more pasta recipes at goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes

Serves4
SkillEasy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories506 Kcal25%
Sugar6.9 g8%
Fat6.7 g10%
Saturated Fat6.9 g35%
Salt1.8 g
Salt1.8 g

The kids will love this tasty little shell pasta recipe packed with ham and healthy peas. Gino D'Acampo says that frozen peas are great in this family pasta recipe

Ingredients

  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 150g sliced cooked lean ham, cut into small pieces
  • 200g frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 600ml vegetable stock
  • 250g little shell pasta
  • 3 eggs
  • 75g freshly grated Parmesan
  • Salt

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat and fry the onions for about 5 mins until golden. Add the ham and continue to fry for a further 2 mins, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add in the chilli and continue to cook for 3 mins, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour in the stock, lower the heat and leave to simmer for 15 mins with the lid half on.
  4. Remove the lid and add the pasta. Stir well and continue to cook over a low heat, uncovered, for about 10 mins until the pasta starts to soften. Stir every 2 mins to stop it sticking. Add the peas 2 mins before the end of the cooking time.
  5. Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk with the Parmesan. Once the pasta is cooked, take the pan off the heat and stir well before adding the egg and Parmesan mixture. Stir constantly, off the heat, for 1 min. Finally,
    add the Parmesan, taste and add a little salt if necessary, stir well together and serve immediately.
Top Tip for making Gino D'Acampo's pasta with peas, ham and eggs

'I always keep a big bag of frozen peas just in case I fancy them. I know that many chefs will disagree with me and say that you should only eat peas when they are in season but I don’t care, I strongly feel that if you cook them in the right way, they are just as good'

Gino D’Acampo is a much-loved, cheeky TV chef who often appears on ITV’s popular daytime chat show This Morning. Born into a large family in Napoli, Italy, Gino’s been working in kitchens since he was young and fell in love with the industry age 11 when he walked into his grandfather’s restaurant. Gino’s Italian heritage has a huge influence on his recipes. From a classic margherita pizza to a four-cheese macaroni cheese with peas, we’re sure to have a Gino D’Acampo recipe your whole family will love! With three children of his own it is perhaps no surprise that so many of Gino’s recipes are perfect for the hustle and bustle of a busy home. As well as regularly appearing on This Morning to share his culinary skills and the odd cheeky joke or two, Gino has also had several TV shows of his own including most recently Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape which aired in November 2018 on ITV. He also won over much of the nation back in 2009 when he was crowned winner of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. Gino has several best-selling cookbooks out including Gino’s Pasta, Home Baking and Gino’s Italian Escape. At the heart of all of his recipes is the belief that good ingredients can speak for themselves. On his website Gino explains: ‘My grandfather said that a good recipe doesn’t need lots and lots of ingredients because if the ingredients are top quality and full of flavour, why would you want to cover up or change their taste