When my friend Corinne heard I was looking for good summer recipes to try, she told me about this easy one her family loves and immediately copied it off for me to try. It was a lot different than the normal pasta salad I make, but it was a nice change of pace for us and other than picking around the mushrooms the kids ate it all!
1 pkg. (12-oz.) noodles of your choice (bow tie, tortellini, ravioli, rotini, etc.)
1-1/2 cup peas, heated
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced and sauteed
1-2 cups tomatoes, chopped
1/2 lb. ham or chicken, chopped
6 Tbs. parmesan cheese
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. thyme
1 Tbs. lemon juice
Cook noodles according to package directions. Saute mushrooms in a little olive oil, then heat peas. Add hot peas, mushrooms, chopped tomatoes, chopped chicken or ham, and parmesan cheese.
Mix sauce ingredients all together and pour over noodle mixtures. Toss until well coated. Serve hot or cold. Serves 6-8.