Fusilli with Ham, Spinach and Peas

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  Fusilli with Ham, Spinach and Peas

 The spices work really well in this recipe and add an extra level of flavour. 

Fusilli with Ham, Spinach and Peas

Serves 4 

Cooking time:

Ingredients

  • 125g cooked ham, chopped
  • 300g fussili
  • 150mls cream
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 200g fresh spinach leaves, roughly chopped
  • ½ teasp. curry powder or cumin
  • 1 teasp. smoked paprika
  • 100g cheese, grated
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Handful of basil

To Cook

In a large saucepan of boiling salted water cook the pasta as per packet instructions until al dente. Drain through a colander or sieve reserving 250ml of the cooking water.

Return the saucepan to the heat. Add the cream and 200ml pasta water. Bring to the boil. Then stir through the chopped ham, peas, spinach and spices. Allow to simmer for a couple of minutes, stirring all the time. Add in the grated cheese and the cooked pasta. Stir gently until the pasta is coated in the sauce. Add more of the cooking water if the sauce is too thick.

Transfer the pasta to warm serving bowls. Sprinkle over the basil and serve with a green salad.

Serving Suggestions

Green salad