Pasta Primavera with Smoky Ham

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Serve with a tossed salad, Italian bread and supper is ready!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water 7 minutes.
  2. Add asparagus and cook 3 minutes.
  3. Add bell pepper.
  4. Boil until pasta and asparagus are just tender but still firm to bite and bell pepper strips are slightly softened, about 30 seconds longer.
  5. Drain well.
  6. Meanwhile, stir ham in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat until beginning to brown, about 3 minutes.
  7. Add cream.
  8. chicken broth and mustard and boil sauce 2 minutes, stirring up and browned bits.
  9. Add pasta mixture to skillet.
  10. Toss until sauce coats pasta mixture, about 2 minutes.
  11. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.
Most Helpful

I have made this several times. It is awesome. The flavors are great... don't omit the red pepper. We now have a ham just so we can make this with the leftovers. I used broccoli florets instead of asparagus and half and half instead of the cream.

surus April 17, 2002

We really enjoyed this! I didn't have bow ties so used macaroni noodles. My kids gobbled it up!

grunig September 04, 2007

This is wonderful, my DH really enjoyed it, I added in some Parmesan cheese, and also used brocolli florets in place of asparagus, thanks for sharing Bev!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz May 20, 2006