Photo: Lynn Andriani

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Friday: A Colorful Alternative to Mac 'n' Cheese
Technically, this dish would work with any type of pasta, but once you try it with small shells, you'll see how well-suited they are, because the size and shape of each shell is the perfect fit for a pea. Then, this tasty supper gets a major upgrade with the addition of chopped ham and a luxuriously creamy sauce that comes together with two simple ingredients: the pasta-cooking water and two eggs.

Get the recipe: Shells with Ham and Peas