Pasta Primavera with Smoky Ham

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Bev I Am

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

Top Review by surus

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.

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.

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