Ingredients

How to make it

  • Spray a 9- by 13-inch Pyrex (heatproof) pan with olive oil spray.
  • Put in tomatoes.
  • Toss with garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Roast at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes until plumped and a bit bumpy.
  • While the tomatoes are roasting, get your pasta water boiling to cook your pasta. When the water is at a full boil, put in your pasta. Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil in the water and cook the pasta according to your package directions.
  • When the pasta is finished you are going to drain it, but!--keep a cup of the pasta water in a separate measuring cup.
  • Put the pasta in a large pasta bowl, large enough you can toss the pasta.
  • While the pasta is still very hot, add the mascarpone and begin stirring it into the noodles.
  • The heat of the noodles should melt your mascarpone. If it needs a little help or if you want a little runnier sauce, add some of the pasta water.
  • I usually add up to a half cup or so of the water.
  • (You've kept out a cup of the hot pasta water just in case you want more.)
  • Toss out any leftover water when your sauce is the consistency you like.
  • Add your ham, peas, pepper flakes, half of the cheese blend and stir to combine.
  • Now add all of this on top of the roasted tomatoes in your baking dish.
  • You are going to bake the whole casserole.
  • You can stir the tomatoes around a bit so some of them rise to the top.
  • Sprinkle the rest of your cheese blend on top of the pasta combination and bake your pasta dish at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • You're heating everything up this way and the heat will cook the peas.
  • You are also watching to see if the cheese makes a nice light crust on the top of the pasta.
  • If you don't see light brown patches after the 20 minutes, turn on your broiler setting and broil the casserole for just a few minutes more.
  • Keep an eye on it.
  • All you are trying to do is get a few nice light brown spots on top of the pasta.
  • The light crust gives it an extra crunch on top and a rustic feel.

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  • annieamie 6 years ago
    YUMMY! Mascarpone sauce? Omg, to die for! Ok, this is a number one on my "to make" list! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
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    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great tasty love ham in anything thanks htgh5
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  • krumkake 7 years ago
    That sounds soooooo good - comfort food for sure, on a chilly evening! Thanks for another great pasta recipe to try out - this one is sure to be a winner with my family.
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  • flavorsofitaly 7 years ago
    This sounds great, Mystic! Thanks for sharing it!
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  • notyourmomma 7 years ago
    I love peas, ham and pasta too. One of my all time favorite ocmbinations. Yum.
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  • noir 7 years ago
    Love the recipe, always like peas & pasta! I will be making this sometime this week! :)
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