Springtime Penne

Springtime Penne Recipe

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Kimberly Grell


With ham, asparagus, onion and pasta in a creamy sauce, this stovetop supper is tasty enough for even your pickiest guests. It's great with Penne, but you can also try it with Mostaccioli or another type of pasta.


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20 Min
15 Min


  • 3 c
    uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 lb
    fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1
    large onion
  • 1/4 c
    butter, cubed
  • 1/2 lb
    fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 1/2 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp

How to Make Springtime Penne


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute asparagus and onion in butter for 5-8 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  2. Add the ham, cream, pepper and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook over low heat for 1 minute. Drain pasta. Add to the asparagus mixture; toss to coat. Serve immediately.
  3. *TIP*: A slice of angel food cake topped with fresh strawberries or other fruit makes a perfect finish to this entree. Don't forget a dollop of whipped cream!

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About Springtime Penne

Course/Dish: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian

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