Walnut Ham Linguine Recipe
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Walnut Ham Linguine Recipe

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These recipe is a pleasing combination of textures and flavors. The garlic seasons this dish wonderfully.—Mike Pickerel, Columbia, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) linguine
  • 2 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 pound fully cooked ham slices, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 477 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 412mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute garlic in oil for 1 minute. Add walnuts; saute for 2 minutes longer. Stir in ham; cook 2 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Drain pasta. Add to ham mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan and parsley. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Walnut Ham Linguine in Taste of Home June/July 2000, p9

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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contrarywife User ID: 2675625 239161
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2015

"I've been making this for many, many years. It's absolutely fabulous. Use whatever shape pasta you have on hand. You'll not be disappointed. Occasionally I'll add sauted mushrooms or leftover cooked vegetables."

dmwwmo User ID: 6745303 41789
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013

"Very much a family pleaser--even my picky eater liked it!!"

MariaFratto User ID: 132460 77771
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2013

"This has been my go-to recipe for years, ever since I first saw it in the magazine. You can use any kind of pasta and cut the ham up any way you prefer, too. It will still be ABSOLUTELY everyone's favorite dish ever. Ever."

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