Pretty Penne Ham Skillet

Pretty Penne Ham Skillet Recipe

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Stephanie Leamer


I make this dish with leftover ham from Christmas and Easter. Everyone always looks forward to it. I've tweaked it from the original recipe but found that my tweaks made it taste out of this world!


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10 Min
30 Min


  • 1 lb
    uncooked penne pasta
  • 3 c
    cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 large
    sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    minced fresh parsley
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    minced fresh basil or 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    minced fresh oregano or 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    ham flavored soup base
  • 2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/2 c
    shredded parmesan cheese

How to Make Pretty Penne Ham Skillet


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the ham, red pepper, onion, garlic, parsley, basil and oregano in oil and butter for 4-6 minutes or until ham is browned and veggies are tender.
  2. Stir in ham base, water and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Drain pasta; stir into ham mixture. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

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About Pretty Penne Ham Skillet

Course/Dish: Pasta
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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