Asparagus & Ham Pasta

Asparagus & Ham Pasta Recipe

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

Enjoy!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

How to Make Asparagus & Ham Pasta

Step-by-Step

  • 1Wash 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