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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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Reviewed Sep. 11, 2015

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

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2015

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

Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

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

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."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

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

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

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

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."

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."

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!"

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."

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

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

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!"

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."

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."

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!"

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."

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!"

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

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

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 !"

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.