Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
Delicious.... increased ham and added parmesan to the sauce (because we love cheese) very tasty!! Will make again :)
This was fast, easy and delicious. After reading other reviews, I added about 1/3 cup cream cheese with chives to the sauce and it was perfect. I also added some chopped red pepper for color. Definitely use the Parmesan cheese.
The recipe needed a little more cream. The asparagus was good and I like using leftover ham but it was a little bland.
is there something you can substitute the heavy cream to make it lighter?
After reading all the other reviews I did my best to ramp up the flavor of this dish. I used cubed swordfish in place of the ham, tossing it in spicy seafood seasoning before adding it to the skillet along with a couple of cloves of minced garlic. No thrill. It wasn’t bad, but I won’t prepare it again.
So easy and so very good. I had leftover spiral sliced ham from Christmas so my ham was not in chunks like the picture and I only had rigatoni, not penne noodles,, but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. I did add some big parmesan cheese pieces on top at the end and I really think that was what put the whole recipe over the top.
We thought this was pretty good, but a bit bland. Definitely a good light meal for spring time. I added in minced garlic and a little garlic salt, but that didn't seem to help much with the taste. After it was served we tried putting some shredded mozzarella on top and that did the trick. Next time I will do more garlic, and then melt some mozzarella in during the last step. I didn't use the full lb of asparagus because the ones I picked up were thin so 1 lb just looked like way too much. I also did about 3 1/4 C farfalle pasta instead of the penne. Overall, a decent dish, but needs to be modified a bit.
My husband really enjoyed this. Nice use for fresh asparagus, will definitely make again.,
It's only me I am cooking for and like the author are a nurse. It was fast and easy to prepare for dinner in order to avoid more caf? food. I used gluten free penne and it was delicious!
We had a lot of fun with this recipe. I brought all ingredients to prepare it at my sister's house. She had some fresh sliced mushrooms that needed using so we threw them in during the last half of the sautéing process. Then we decided to add some dry mustard since it always goes nicely with ham. Finally someone suggested making it cheesy so 3 slices of processed American cheese were added (because it melts so nicely). I must say it was quite a big hit. That being said, when I've made this recipe exactly as directed it was good, too. Agree about the need to add a little more cream.