Creamy Orzo with Prosciutto and Peas

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Creamy Orzo with Prosciutto and Peas

Creamy Orzo with Prosciutto and Peas is a delicious and easy-to-make pasta dish that features orzo, a small rice-shaped pasta, combined with a creamy sauce, salty prosciutto, and sweet peas. This savory and satisfying meal can be served as a main course or a side dish and is perfect for a cozy weeknight dinner or a special occasion.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 422 kcal


  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup Parmesan freshly grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 ounces prosciutto cut into 1/3-inch dice, If I don't have prosciutto I use bacon instead
  • 2 shallots chopped
  • 2 cups pasta orzo
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup peas frozen thawed
  • ¼ cup basil chopped fresh


  • Whisk together the eggs and Parmesan in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the prosciutto and cook until beginning to brown and get crispy, 4 minutes. Add the shallots and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until softened and fragrant, 2 minutes. Stir in the orzo and toast for 3 minutes. Add 3 1/4 cups water and the salt, reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 8 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking. Stir in the tomatoes and peas. Cook until the orzo is al dente, another 3 minutes.
  • Off the heat, add the egg mixture to the skillet while stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Continue stirring until the sauce has thickened slightly and coats the pasta. Sprinkle with the basil and serve.

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Calories: 422kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 18gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 615mgPotassium: 328mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 576IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 231mgIron: 2mg
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