Peas and Prosciutto {kid friendly peas}

4 | July 18, 2012

I love peas and so does my daughter. “Pea” was her first word matter of fact. Unfortunately, her father pretends to be deathly allergic to them and runs straight out the door faster than green grass through a goose. That’s why when he leaves town it’s the first thing I cook.

Peas and Prosciutto is what Mia calls her special “peas” because I don’t make them this way all of the time. I do have a waist line to sometimes flicker a thought at. Brightly sweet and savory this Peas and Prosciutto side dish is a long time family (meaning Mia and I) favorite.

Peas and Prosciutto serves 4 to 6

  • 1 small shallot
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 slices thick cut prosciutto (1/4 pound)*
  • 1 16oz bag frozen peas or 2 cups fresh
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tablespoon butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan reggiano
* Prosciutto can be found at most major grocery stores at the deli. Ask for a thick cut or a #4 cut.

Peel and mince the shallot and garlic.

In a saute pan over medium-low heat, add olive oil, shallot, garlic, and salt and saute until the shallot is translucent (2 to 3 minutes).

While the shallot and garlic are cooking, cube the prosciutto in 1/2 inch cubes. Add the prosciutto to the saute pan and cook for an additional 2 minutes to release it’s flavor.

Next, add the peas, lemon juice, and butter. Stir. Bring the heat up to medium high. Saute for another 2 to 3 minutes until the peas turn bright green and are warmed through.

Add the parmesan to the peas and stir to combine.




  • Jillian @ Newly Bread

    Yum! These look and sound totally delicious. We love peas at our house! Love your site!

  • Jennifer | Mother Thyme

    I just picked a bunch of peas from our garden and now I know what I am making with them! My kids love peas too! They love this for sure! :)

  • Minnie(@thelady8home)

    That sound yum! Looks delicious too.

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