Peas, Onions and Prosciutto (Piselli, Cipolle e Prosciutto) Recipe

Peas, Onions and Prosciutto Recipe

A Roman Classic! Peas, Onions and Prosciutto Recipe
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Piselli, Cipolle e Prosciutto Recipe

Peas, Onions, and Prosciutto (Piselli, Cipolle e Prosciutto) Recipe
Published: September 10, 2011

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Total time: 25 min
Yield: 4 servings
Calories per serving: 148
Fat per serving: 7.6g


  • 2 cups frozen or fresh peas
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 thin slices Prosciutto di Parma
  • pinch salt and pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. Slice onion thinly and tear Prosciutto di Parma into thin pieces
  2. Heat olive oil in pan for 2-3 minutes at medium-high heat
  3. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes or until onions caramelize into the oil
  4. Once onions have caramelized, add peas, salt, and pepper. Stir gently for a few minutes and cover pan for 10 minutes (if using frozen peas, allow an extra 5 minutes to cook)
  5. Uncover pan and add proscuitto and gently stir, then cover pan again
  6. Let cook for another 5 minutes, stir gently, then remove from pan and serve

Let it Rip!

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