Asparagus Ham Dinner
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 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
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large cast-iron or other heavy 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.
Nutrition Facts1-1/3 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.
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Nov 4, 2018
I had all the ingredients for this one on hand with the exception of the tomatoes. I used a can of fire roasted tomatoes, drained and added some onion. It went together very quickly. My husband and I enjoyed it very much.
Jul 3, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed this. The natural flavors of the asparagus and pepper really enhance this. I actually made without the tomatoes because of tomato allergies, and I was worried it wouldn't taste great. But no problem, it was delicious still!
Jun 1, 2018
So simple! While reading I was certain this recipe would be bland... however the seasonings were perfect as stated. Perfect for weeknight dinner.
Mar 1, 2018
Quick, easy, tasty! I used a can of fire roasted tomatoes, undrained, instead of fresh and bowtie pasta. Not a fan of cayenne pepper so I skipped that. Great use of fresh veggies! I served it with a salad.
Feb 26, 2018
Very tasty. Very nice not having a dish with a sauce. The herbs did the trick. The cayenne pepper gave it just the right kick. Will make this again.
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. I have made this twice and all of it was consumed both times!
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.
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!
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!
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.