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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Apr 3, 2019
I have a question. What basic veggies would be good to substitute for the asparagus? Thank You in advance!
Feb 5, 2019
This recipe is terrible. I don’t ever rate anything. This might be the first time in my life and I made an account here just to warn you these psychopaths that gave this recipe 5 stars are clearly robots or have never tasted real food. This recipe is unseasoned plain pasta with some completely mismatched ingredients and basically no seasoning or flavor whatsoever. Just Cook asparagus and eat ham. Don’t put this trash together in some affront to the very idea of pasta. GROSS
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.