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Pretty Penne Ham Skillet

I'm a busy nurse, so fast meals are a must. This pasta is a tasty change of pace from potato-ham casseroles. —Kathy Stephan, West Seneca, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 Facts
1-2/3 cups: 567 calories, 24g fat (8g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 1344mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • Deszie
    Aug 30, 2020

    No comment left

  • jksteinlage
    Jul 27, 2020

    Oh good gried, BellaTerra66, get a life. Nobody said you have to eat this, and if the rest want a cheat meal every so often, we actually have a life and do! Nobody said this was diet food, so stop giving a bad review just because you want to live that way. Move along! Great recipe!!

  • Christina
    Jul 16, 2020

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  • var122
    Jul 15, 2020

    A good recipe. I used a small bag of frozen peas in place of the red pepper (didn't have red pepper). I did find this a bit on the salty side & am thinking of adding some heavy cream to balance that.

  • BellaTerra66
    Jul 12, 2020

    I find it difficult to believe this is any nurse's favorite meal. It's high calorie and full of fat and sodium. I'm not against fat -- fat gets a bad rap -- but I am against this kind of fat.

  • rmbarr059
    May 22, 2020

    Delicious and different way to use up leftover ham. My husband and I loved this recipe!

  • sg1728
    Apr 14, 2020

    Easy, delicious, and a great way to use up my leftover Easter ham. I used medium shell pasta in place of penne.

  • JCV4
    Feb 27, 2020

    This is a very easy and great-tasting recipe! I really liked the flavor of the fresh herbs in here.

  • lindas.garden
    Dec 30, 2019

    This is my go to recipe for leftover ham following Easter and Christmas. It is delicious and easy and has become a family favorite.

  • vsa Prod July9
    Jul 9, 2019

    Very nice recipe