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Ham & Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Ham & Broccoli Pasta Recipe

It's hard to beat a meal that's created in one pan, takes 30 minutes to pull together, and your kids actually thank you for making. Sounds like a keeper in my book. —Jana Cathey, Ada, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 4-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta (12 ounces)
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli florets
  • 3 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli during the last 5 minutes of cooking; drain and set aside.
  • 2. In same pan, combine remaining ingredients; cook and stir over medium heat until heated through and cream cheese is melted. Return pasta mixture to pan and toss to combine. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-3/4 cups: 452 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 1135mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 26g protein.

Reviews for Ham & Broccoli Pasta

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 255476
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2016

"Comforting dish! Works well as a all-in-one dish to be be delivered as a meal. Depending on saltiness of the ham, may need to increase salt/seasoning. Add fresh green onions and top with cheese at last minute. As a volunteer feild editor for Taste of Home I appreciate recipes that try unique twists with quick preparation s."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 253570
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2016

"So easy & delicious!

- Theresa"

Wieners User ID: 1845812 252151
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2016

"I made this with Philly Garden Vegetable spreadable cream cheese and fresh broccoli because that's what I had on hand. I added 4 oz. of plain cream cheese and a cup of carrots based on other reviews. This is a good recipe and it was great as leftovers the next night. I will be making this again soon."

hkays User ID: 8526795 232683
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2015

"My picky eaters loved this! I would have maybe liked a little more sauce. But it was really good!"

qwm User ID: 1379428 232548
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2015

"I'm thinking that cubed chicken breasts (same weight) would also work for this; less saltiness from ham."

cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 230608
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

"Really tasty and easy to make. Will definitely be making this again!"

whats2eat User ID: 5526168 224790
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2015

"Just made tonight. Quick and easy. Good way to use left over ham. Lacked a little flavor, needs something to add zip. Would also maybe double sauce."

megan.reasoner User ID: 7434201 220214
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"This was so yummy! Everyone loved it. Great taste and was so easy to make. The sauce was just right!"

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 216928
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"Quick, easy recipe to make. Great way to use up leftover ham."

jillarnold User ID: 7487914 166086
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"Fast and easy and kids loved it. I used broccoli and carrots, added some garlic and dried onion. Much more flavorful. This is a recipe you can play with and make your own."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 97864
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2013

"This was great my whole family enjoyed it. Especially me since I do all the cooking and this was so quick and easy to put together. This will be a regular. I did use while wheat macaroni noodles instead of the bow tie pasta to make it a little healthy."

rmb0715 User ID: 7287464 166503
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"Just made this tonight. All of my picky eaters even ate it and had seconds! I doubled the broccoli as that is one of the few veggies that my 3 kid will eat. I would maybe make more sauce next time, but it is definitely a keeper!"

amy.lynne User ID: 7426492 209005
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"Super easy & my family loved!! My 1yr old son went nuts over it! I had to scoop him up seconds. I had extra cauliflower sitting in the fridge & added that as well. This will defiantly be going into the regular rotation of stuff to have on hand."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 96368
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"This was a great simple recipe. My DS liked it, ultra picky DD did eat the ham out of it."

jtermont User ID: 1863534 168283
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"This recipe was so quick and easy. I used the packaged already cubed ham, which made it faster to through together. I think it would be good to try adding more vegetables as well, maybe less pasta to get an easy way to get more vegetables in the diet. Very good!"

chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 154357
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

"This was wicked fast and loved that it was one pot dish. I thought it lacked flavor a bit but seems like a super easy recipe to change up with different flavored cream cheese and other veggies."

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 78655
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

"Ham & Broccoli Pasta...winner, winner ham dinner. I made this tonight ! I loved that it was one pot and super fast. My husband loved the recipe as well. I didn't have the spreadable chive cream cheese so I used the reduced fat cream cheese and added fresh chives it turned out really well. I also used whole wheat pasta as well."

WisconsinG User ID: 4499424 128516
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"It was quick and delicious! I experimented and put turkey in half and ham in the other half. I preferred the ham but my grandson loved the turkey! Easy and no mess, I will definitely make this again!"

katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 96365
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2013

"This was a quick and easy recipe for a week night dinner. Even my kids, who do not like broccoli loved it! I used Penne Pasta as that was what I had and it was great. I did add a splash more milk to the sauce. I will definitely be making this again."

LANIE4295 User ID: 1644158 106051
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2013

"This was very easy, quick and flavorful. It needed more sauce for our liking, so next time, I will use half the pasta. My husband really liked it!"

cctp1016 User ID: 1672997 166547
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"Nice and creamy! I used zucchini instead of broccoli."

jblunt4 User ID: 1506399 152325
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

"This was very quick and easy also taste , definitely something I will be making again soon with school and football season coming in !"

Beema User ID: 446601 154320
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

"Cooking for two, I reduce ingredients by half. The cream cheese was quick to thicken and I needed to add more milk. Flavor is good, and it was very easy to get on the table in just a few minutes. I will make this again, with a few tweaks."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.