Peas with crispy prosciutto

2 - 3
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
19 min
5 min
14 min
This easy, gorgeous-looking, classic Roman side dish of peas and prosciutto comes together in under 20 minutes. You'll love the classic flavor combination of sweet, tender peas and salty prosciutto. All you have to do is crisp up the prosciutto in a skillet. Soften up some shallot, add the peas, and cook until they're the perfect consistency. Stir in some fresh mint for brightness and color, then crumble the crispy prosciutto over. Serve this as a side at your next holiday feast or dinner party, and none of your guests will be disappointed.


Olive oil

2 tsp


1 oz, 2 (1/2-ounce) slices, trimmed and torn into small pieces or chopped

Uncooked shallot(s)

1 large, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced

Frozen green peas

2½ cup(s), (about 12 ounces)



Table salt


Black pepper


Fresh mint leaves

1 Tbsp, thinly sliced


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in medium heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add prosciutto and cook, stirring often, until crisp, about 3 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer prosciutto to paper towels to drain.
  2. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to skillet. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until softened but not browned, about 2 minutes. Stir in peas, water, salt, and pepper and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until peas are tender and most of water is evaporated, about 4 minutes.
  3. Remove skillet from heat and stir in mint. Transfer to serving bowl and crumble prosciutto on top.
  4. Per serving: about 1/2 cup