Easy Pasta With Ham and Asparagus (Or Broccoli)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Herbed cream cheese makes this sauce not only taste great but it's almost effortless too! You can substitute Broccoli if your not a big fan of Asparagus and serve with bread sticks or a salad if you'd like.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups bow tie pasta, uncooked (or small pasta of your choice)
  • 1 (10 ounce) packageof frozen cut asparagus or 1 (10 ounce) packagebaby broccoli florets
  • 1 (6 ounce) package cooked ham, cut into thin strips
  • 1 (8 ounce) containersoft style cream cheese with chives and onions
  • 13 cup milk (skim is ok)


  1. In a large dutch oven, add pasta to boiling water and cook 6 minutes less than recommended on package; add frozen asparagus or broccoli the last 5 minutes of pasta cooking time.
  2. Add ham for the last 1 minute before draining just to heat through.
  3. Remove from heat and drain pasta-ham mixture thoroughly.
  4. In a small bowl mix together cream cheese and milk until smooth.
  5. Add cheese mixture to asparagus-ham mixture and stir over medium heat just until heated through and mixture is well coated.
  6. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

This was awsome, I used both broccoli and asparagus, cause I love them both. Otherwise didn't change a thing. Thank you for sharing

L DJ June 15, 2008