Bean and Ham Pasta Recipe
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Bean and Ham Pasta Recipe

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In Concord, California, Maureen De Garmo assembles this pleasant pasta medley that's brimming with ham, corn and black beans. "If you'd like, you can thicken the juices with cornstarch to make a sauce," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dash ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 339 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 1159mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 20g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add pasta; cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until tender. Do not drain. Stir in the beans, corn, ham and seasonings; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Bean and Ham Pasta in Quick Cooking July/August 2002, p51

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JaneneAnne User ID: 1944384 232238
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2015

"So easy to make and has great flavor."

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