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.
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.
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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