Asparagus & Ham Pasta

Asparagus & Ham Pasta

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



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15 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


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

How to Make Asparagus & Ham Pasta


  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.

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About Asparagus & Ham Pasta

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

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