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
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3 c
uncooked penne pasta
1 lb
fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
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


  • 1Cook 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.
  • 2Add 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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