Kids’ Pasta with Ham Recipe

Kids’ Pasta with Ham

Serves 2, easy to double

This simple pasta dish makes a great lunch for the little ones — and big ones. It’s easily customizable with the addition of shredded cheese and any veggies you would like.


  • 4 oz Metropolitan Market Macaroni or Penne Pasta (1/4 box)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 slice of ham (1/2 inch thick), diced
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp Metropolitan Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil or butter, more to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions, adding peas 1 minute before the pasta is done. Drain.
  2. Place drained pasta in a bowl. Add ham. Drizzle with olive oil and toss. Add more olive oil and salt and pepper, to taste, as needed.
  3. Cook’s Tips:
  4. Add 1/2 cup diced cheddar, Jack, or other favorite cheese.
  5. Save about 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water when draining the pasta. Toss a few Tbsp of the water with pasta along with olive oil to prevent sticking.


Amount Per Serving (based on 2 servings)
Calories: 440
Total Fat: 19 g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 30 mg
Sodium: 1170 mg
Carbohydrates: 47 g
Fiber: 2 g
Total Sugar: 3 g
Added Sugars: 0 g
Protein: 21 g
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