Creamy Spring Pasta with Ham & Asparagus

 creamy asparagus ham pasta

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healthy spring aspragus ham pasta

This dinner is breathtakingly quick, easy, and delicious. In the time it would take you to pull out a menu and order take-out… you could have this dinner on your family’s table (for less money, more flavor, and better health). The only thing about this dish that you can’t have is the dish itself (an awesome gift from my future-sister-in-law)!

Spring Fresh Flavors all tossed with pasta in a light & healthy cream sauce. I’m telling you, everything you love about Pasta is right here in this dish, you are welcome!

steamy healthy cream spring pasta…and just look at the beautiful steam!

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healthy creamy spring pasta

 

 

Creamy Spring Pasta with Ham & Asparagus
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ½ Box farfalle pasta
  • 1 cup fresh asparagus, cut into 1 - 2 inch pieces
  • 1 - 2 cups diced ham
  • ½ cup milk (or heavy cream if you are not worried about health)
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • OPTIONAL: ⅛ cup goat cheese
  • OPTIONAL: ½ dozen kalamata olives, tiny diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions in plenty of salted boiling water. In the last minute of the pasta cooking, throw in your rinsed asparagus.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, dice your ham & saute it in a medium-large pan. Mix in your cheeses to melt them down and add your milk to make it creamy. Throw in your pasta & asparagus.
  3. Taste your sauce and add salt/pepper as needed (you probably want a bit of pepper to balance the salt already in the ham and olives). Add more milk if you want more liquid to your sauce - adjust until this is just how you want it.
  4. Serve with some fresh parsley garnish to round our your fresh spring flavors.

 

 

And I leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… What season brings your favorite foods/flavors to the front of your mind?

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Creamy Spring Pasta with Ham & Asparagus — 10 Comments

    • I am sure you will love it Heide – be sure to let me know what you think!

  1. I look forward to trying this. I have a similar quick recipe with the same flavors, I look forward to making this time every year. You make your basic white sauce, add chopped ham and cooked asparagus and serve it in those Pedridge Farm phyllo pastry shells with a little grated Parmasan over top!

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  3. Mom A. made this for our dinner last night. It was most definitely a five star meal! I had to make a very difficult, conscious effort to stop eating after three servings!

    • 🙂 I’m glad that I could inspire your dinner… hope we were there in spirit!

      • You were. And your spirit reminded me that nothing you create can ever be considered ordinary!