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asparagus & ham pasta

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

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

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For asparagus & ham pasta

  • 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.