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Easy Pasta With Ham and Asparagus (Or Broccoli)

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.

Ready In:
40mins
Serves:
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ingredients

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

directions

  • 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.
  • Add ham for the last 1 minute before draining just to heat through.
  • Remove from heat and drain pasta-ham mixture thoroughly.
  • In a small bowl mix together cream cheese and milk until smooth.
  • Add cheese mixture to asparagus-ham mixture and stir over medium heat just until heated through and mixture is well coated.
  • Serve immediately.
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"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."
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  1. L DJ3309
    This was awsome, I used both broccoli and asparagus, cause I love them both. Otherwise didn't change a thing. Thank you for sharing
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  2. MTpockets
    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.
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