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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Jan 19, 2019
Great dish! I didn’t have parsley so I skipped it and added two tablespoons of ketchup and mikes red hot sauce. Such good flavor!
Dec 31, 2018
While I enjoyed the fresh taste of this dish, I still felt it lacked some seasoning. I didn't have fresh parsley so I used dry instead (doing the conversion, it should have been 4 tsp). I didn't have enough so I only did 3, which may be why it was a bit lacking (if so, that's my fault). I'll definitely be trying this again, with FRESH parsley next time and possibly increase the salt just a tad. I must have had large tomatoes, because after cutting up 3, that looked like plenty. I also used a "ham steak" which I diced. I think next time I will also use some minced or chopped garlic. I'll be doing this one again.
Dec 6, 2018
Everyone enjoyed this recipe. Rather than dicing fresh tomato I poured in a can of diced tomatoes with basil and garlic. I think it added to the flavor. I will be making this again. It was quick, easy and it tasted great.
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.