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Healthy Leftover Creamy Ham Pasta with Peas

Use up that leftover ham and leftover mascarpone cheese with this Healthy Leftover Creamy Ham Pasta & Peas recipe! It's a quick, easy and delicious leftover ham recipe in 30 minutes!
Course dinner
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword leftover ham, pasta, peas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 356kcal
Author adapted from: Fusilli with Ham and Peas, from Canadian Living's Best 30 minutes and Light, Pg. 15, Elizabeth Baird


  • 1 375 g - box of pasta (spiral, rigatoni, fusilli etc)
  • 2 cups leftover ham, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon base (powder)
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 28 oz - can diced tomatoes and juices 798 mls
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone cheese * can substitute cream cheese
  • 1 500 g -bag of frozen green peas about 2 cups
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1 284 ml can of mushrooms



  • Cook pasta in large pot until done. 
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, fry ham with onions until onions are soft. Add chicken bouillon powder mixed with boiling water,  then add tomatoes and garlic. 
  • Whisk in mascarpone cheese and mix until incorporated. Cook for 10 more minutes, then add frozen peas and canned mushrooms
  • Drain pasta and add to pan. Then add basil and oregano. 


  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and basil.


Nutrition Facts
Healthy Leftover Creamy Ham Pasta with Peas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 356 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 512mg22%
Potassium 160mg5%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 512mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1.1mg