Asparagus & Ham Pasta Recipe

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Asparagus & Ham Pasta

Cassie *

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@1lovetocook1x

This is a delicious, satisfying dish...ham and asparagus go so well together...I've also used crumbled bacon...

Enjoy!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

8 oz
penne pasta
12 oz
fresh asparagus
4 - 6 oz
cooked, cubed ham
1 1/2 c
heavy cream
3 Tbsp
butter
3/4 c
grated parmesan cheese
salt & pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash the asparagus; break off rough ends and cut into 1 inch lengths leaving the tips whole.

Start cooking your pasta.


Bring a large skillet of water to boil, adding a pinch of salt. Add the asparagus and cover pan. Cook no more than 2 minutes. Drain and allow to cool.
Using the same skillet, melt the butter and add the ham and asparagus. Cook briefly.

Add the cream and bring to a boil; cook for 4-5 minutes to thicken cream.

Drain pasta and rinse under hot water.

Toss the pasta in a bowl with the sauce and stir in Parmesan cheese to taste. Top with a grind of pepper.

You could substitute broccoli spears or peas for asparagus.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American