Asparagus Ham Dinner Recipe

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Asparagus Ham Dinner Recipe
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Asparagus Ham Dinner Recipe

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4.5 16 20
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I've been making this low-fat meal for my family for years, and we always look forward to it. With asparagus, tomato, pasta and chunks of ham, it's a tempting blend of tastes and textures. —Rhonda Zavodny, David City, Nebraska
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked corkscrew or spiral pasta
  • 3/4 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 6 ounces boneless fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute asparagus and yellow pepper in oil until crisp-tender. Add tomatoes and ham; heat through. Drain pasta; add to vegetable mixture. Stir in parsley and seasonings. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Ham Dinner in Light & Tasty February/March 2001, p29

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 204 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 561mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

  • 2 cups uncooked corkscrew or spiral pasta
  • 3/4 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 6 ounces boneless fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute asparagus and yellow pepper in oil until crisp-tender. Add tomatoes and ham; heat through. Drain pasta; add to vegetable mixture. Stir in parsley and seasonings. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Ham Dinner in Light & Tasty February/March 2001, p29

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[email protected] User ID: 6993142 277826
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2017

"Certainly made a colorful presentation! easy to prepare after a day's work. I don't usually serve ham as a main course unless it's the holidays so this was a different offering. Will likely make again sometime!"

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robbrd User ID: 1292786 276580
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2017

"I loved how quickly the meal went together. I chose this recipe to use up some leftover ham. A good choice. The men in the house felt it was a light meal as they had to snack later in the evening because they were hungry."

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CheeseheadInMD User ID: 8228031 271461
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2017

"This was fantastic! I did add thinly sliced onion and garlic, but otherwise followed the recipe. Next time I will cut back a bit on the red pepper (I used close to 1/2 t). Very tasty dish!"

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NancyHanks User ID: 250004 268582
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2017

"I thought I'd just make this recipe to use up some ham, but it is so tasty I will buy ham just for it. I didn't have fresh tomatoes so I used canned. Also fresh oregano and basil from my garden. quick and easy, too!"

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curlylis85 User ID: 3166950 265366
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2017

"Yum! Great way to use up leftover Easter ham and add in a lot of vegetables. This was particularly good with whole-wheat pasta. We do only use half the tomatoes because my children are not huge tomato fans."

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parelius User ID: 1026528 264535
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2017

"easy, easy, easy. This comes together so quickly and tastes great. I had some fresh grape tomatoes and used them along with part of a can of fire roasted tomatoes. Very good. Could add all kinds of other veggies too if you wanted it to go further."

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ConnieK User ID: 282614 77810
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2014

"I thought this was pretty good especially with all of the fresh ingredients. The cheese melted in with the liquid created by the veggies and made a really nice sauce. quick and simple to make. This is a great summer recipe, gets you out of the kitchen fast. Thanks for sharing the recipe."

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Melissasuzy User ID: 7206370 70970
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

"I decided to change the recipe up a bit. I didn't think there was enough flavor. I added 1/2 an onion and 2 cloves garlic, a dash of red pepper flakes and more oil. I also used canned diced tomatoes that had seasoning in it. With all the changes, it came out pretty yummy. I would try it again, but only with these changes."

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deebieg User ID: 6830584 111916
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

"I only wish there were negative stars for this tasteless meal. There was absolutely no flavor. Good ham, wasted. Good asparagus, wasted. Good peppers, wasted. Good tomatoes, wasted. BLEH!"

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[email protected] User ID: 4441258 90882
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"I've made this recipe two times now, love the fresh ingredients used in it. It will continue to be one i make often."

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