Today I was in need of a quick and delicious lunch. You see, Thursday is the day I picked as my "study day". Because basically, this is the only day I actually sit down and start working on my thesis. I have to finish it by middle of April and I'm nowhere I'd like to be at by now. So I didn't want to spend all my time on cooking so I figured a nice pasta dish will do! And oh it did!
It is very filling and tastes so creamy and summer-y. And I do love these aspects on my plate :) I was ready with this lunch in 30 minutes!
serves 6 people (or even more)
500 gram Farfalle (bow pasta)
12 balls of frozen spinach
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 cup ham, diced
1 small container (200 ml) heavy cream, I used Hulala (non-deary cream)
1 cup vegetable broth or water
Bring water to a boil in a big pot. After that, add the pasta and 2 teaspoons of salt. Cook it until al dente, about 8 minutes.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a bigger skillet. Add the ham and cook it for 4 minutes. Add in the frozen spinach, peas and vegetable broth or if you don't have any, use the pasta's water. Season with salt and pepper. When the vegetables are soft, add in the cream and bring to a boil. Tear the basil leaves or use dried basil and season the sauce. Add the cooked pasta in it and cook it for another 3 minutes. Serve it with shredded cheese on top. Enjoy :)