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Ham & Broccoli Pasta

It's hard to beat a meal that's created in one pan, takes 30 minutes to pull together, and your kids actually thank you for making. Sounds like a keeper in my book. —Jana Cathey, Ada, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 4-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta (12 ounces)
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli florets
  • 3 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • In a Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli during the last 5 minutes of cooking; drain and set aside.
  • In same pan, combine remaining ingredients; cook and stir over medium heat until heated through and cream cheese is melted. Return pasta mixture to pan and toss to combine.
Nutrition Facts
1-3/4 cups: 452 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 1135mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • 7833louis
    Jan 8, 2021

    This was really good and oh, so fast! As suggested by others: I used 8 oz of pasta - a nice amount, and 2/3c milk to make it creamier. I only had reduced fat cream cheese so added 2 green onions and ~1/3c chives. I used fresh broccoli. Yum, yum, yum. Thanks for sharing!

  • SColson132
    Jul 28, 2020

    Great recipe! Different tastes from the norm (no Swiss cheese or onion).

  • Aj
    Apr 10, 2019

    Excellent recipe, and site, thank you, the meal is simple and delicious, I'm doing similar recipes in the field of Simplicity, but I add some humorous lead up and jokes, not to mention custom recipes focused on resourcefulness and using spices correctly to create a wonderful taste from cheaper ingredients. Sorry to link on your site but I'll thank in advance. Https://

  • Sarah
    Jan 23, 2019

    We thought this recipe is very good. My kids really liked it. It makes a lot and I might cut it in half next time. I would also reduce the pasta and ham a bit but keep the broccoli the same. I used fresh, steamed broccoli.

  • jkcoach98
    Apr 28, 2018

    This is a great game day casserole. Very tasty, quick and easy to make. And best of all yummy!

  • Jilly22
    Feb 15, 2018

    So simple to make and quite yummy. Needs a little more salt. I didn't buy enough ham so I wish the recipe would have been more specific about that. Probably almost two ham steaks would be right.

  • cklar1
    Feb 13, 2018

    Tasty and SO easy! I made this recipe, although used whole wheat linguine in place of bow ties, and used thinly sliced red cabbage and sliced green beans in place of broccoli. Wow, it was delicious and SO easy! One other addition that would be amazing here is 1/3c chopped toasted walnuts added to the top when serving. Perfect!

  • jenninwi
    Feb 12, 2018

    My son and I LOVE this dish! We always double the amount of sauce, though, and increase the broccoli (plus we steam the broccoli in the microwave first, and just mix it in afterward). It's quick and satisfying -- use a big pot to make mixing easier!

  • Victoria
    Feb 8, 2018

    This is really good.

  • gina.kapfhamer
    Oct 20, 2016

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