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Springtime Penne

 Springtime Penne
With ham, asparagus, onion and pasta in a creamy sauce, this stovetop supper is tasty enough for even your pickiest guests. It's great with penne, but you can also try it with mostaccioli or another type of pasta.
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 3 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 pound cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large
  • skillet, saute asparagus and onion in butter for 5-8 minutes or
  • until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  • Add the ham, cream, pepper and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • cook over low heat for 1 minute. Drain pasta. Add to the asparagus
  • mixture; toss to coat. Yield: 5 servings.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.