Pretty Penne Ham Skillet
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 cups cubed fully cooked ham
- 1 large sweet red pepper, finely chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
- 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add ham, red pepper and onion; cook and stir 4-6 minutes or until ham is browned and vegetables are tender. Add garlic and herbs; cook 1-2 minutes longer.
- Stir in broth and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Add pasta; toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts1-2/3 cups: 567 calories, 24g fat (8g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 1344mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 27g protein.
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Dec 28, 2018
I don't often review recipes, but this was such a refreshing take on pasta that I had to! I used leftover ham and the way it browned made it seem almost like bacon. Only changes I made was cutting the oil in half, and it still came out perfect. I added broccoli florets to the pasta water for the last 4 minutes of cook time (it upped the veggie content which is always good). We added the parmesan at the table (some people in my family don't love cheese like I do). I had the leftovers today for lunch and it was just as good as last night, maybe even better! Thanks for a great recipe!
Apr 13, 2018
This was a great base. I added broccoli And asparagus. I Cooked Elbows In Chicken broth for added flavour.It was good but I forgot the lemon juice.that was probably the zing that i was missing.overall I really liked it.
Nov 28, 2017
EASY!I USED LEFTOVER HAM FROM THE HOLIDAY AND THE STOCK INSTEAD OF A CAN OF BROTH!I'LL BE ADDING THIS RECIPE TO THE FAMILY COLLECTION.
Nov 7, 2017
Enjoyed this recipe. The only change I made was omitting the red pepper. I will make again, great way to use leftover ham up.
Jun 18, 2017
What a delightful recipe this turned out be when I tried it last night! I took a chance and used a recipe I'd never made before for company, and everyone loved it! I did cut down a bit on the oil and butter, and didn't use a full three cups of ham, but those were the only changes I made. It's light, easy, and quick to prepare......not to mention delicious!.......and there are so many good vegetable dishes/salads you can pair it with because it isn't a heavy main dish. A real keeper, and will be used frequently in the future!
Apr 8, 2017
I would add some chopped broccoli to it. Maybe a half to one pound. It needs something to give it a lift. I think some carrots or peas would help if you don't care for broccoli. I might also like to thicken the liquid portion before adding the pasta. That would coat the pasta and help the taste.
Mar 11, 2017
didnt seem like a lot of taste but it was nice for a change of pace.
Dec 22, 2016
This was good , but a little runny. enjoyed.
Dec 16, 2016
This is a fantastic recipe. I happened to have some mushrooms so added them in while cooking the other veggies. It was delicious.
Aug 4, 2016
Loved it. Had one and a half grilled ham steaks left over. Added an extra cup of homemade chicken broth and every one found it very tasty. Thanks for a easy and great recipe. :-):-):-):-)