Rustic Italian Peas

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Recipe: #32500

June 11, 2019

"Prosciutto adds a little something special to almost any dish - peas are no exception! OPTIONS: Cut calories/fat by using a spritz of cooking spray instead of olive oil!. Also if you like crisp prosciutto, remove it from the pan and add as a garnish when serving. You can cook the onion separately, if you don't want the onion and prosciutto mixed!"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (114.2 g)
  • Calories 109.2
  • Total Fat - 4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 3.8 mg
  • Sodium - 245 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.2 g
  • Sugars - 4.7 g
  • Protein - 6 g
  • Calcium - 25.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 29.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cut prosciutto into thin strips.

Step 2

Heat oil in skillet, add prosciutto strips and onion. Cook until onion is softened and prosciutto is somewhat crisp.

Step 3

Add peas, water, bouillon, oregano and pepper.

Step 4

Cover and simmer just until peas are tender - about 4 minutes.

Step 5

Salt to taste.

Step 6

Stir in toasted nuts before serving.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


Yummy. I made this per the directions but would probably follow Lori's advice and cook the prosciutto separately next time to keep it a little crisper. It was a great side dish that I enjoyed. Thanks for sharing, Linky.


review by:
(22 Jul 2019)

Karen E

Very simple and nice way to make peas, which we always enjoy. I didn't have prosciutto so I left it out, was very good as was. Thank you for sharing a good recipe, made for Culinary Quest 2019, Italy, FeedBags


review by:
(15 Jul 2019)


Loved this recipe! So quick and easy! Next time, we might crisp the prosciutto separately and use it as a garnish so it stays crispy. Either way, it was delicious!


review by:
(4 Jul 2019)

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