Peas and Prosciutto with White Sauce

Peas & Prosciutto in White Sauce

  • Author: Heather L McCurdy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 cups peas*
  • 1/2 pound prosciutto, cut in small cubes
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced thin
  • 4 ounces shredded cheese (such as Italian blend)
  • 1 teaspoon oil



  • Melt the butter in a high-edged saute pan or stock pot over medium heat.
  • Stir in flour, salt, and pepper.
  • Bring it to a bubble.
  • Slowly add milk, 1 cup at a time, stirring well until thickened after each cup is added.
  • Stir often so it doesn’t scorch to the bottom until thickened. 
  • Meanwhile, in a saute pan, heat oil then add garlic and prosciutto. 
  • Fry until edges of prosciutto are crispy and lightly browned.
  • Add to white sauce when it is thick. 
  • Add cheese to the sauce and stir until melted.
  • Serve


  • Use fresh or frozen peas. If using fresh peas, put in a steamer basket over a pan of boiling water. Cover and cook until just tender, approximately 5 minutes. 
  • Calorie count was figured using 2% milk.
  • Category: Main


  • Calories: 379