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Ham and Asparagus Pasta - You Totally Got This - Quick and Easy Dinner Recipe

Ham and Asparagus Pasta – Easy 15 Minute Dinner

  • Author: Rani - You Totally Got This.
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 serves 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Italian


This pasta is seriously quick and easy, but amazingly tasty. Ham, asparagus and parmesan. Total match made in food heaven.


  • 200g penne pasta regular or gluten free depending on dietary requirements.
  • 160g ham
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • ½ cup frozen green peas
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs shaved Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning


  1. Cook the pasta according to packet directions.
  2. While, the pasta is cooking chop the ham into thin strips, chop asparagus into 5cm pieces (discarding the woody ends), rinse the spinach and remove ½ cup of peas from the freezer.
  3. When the pasta has 2 minutes left to cook, add the asparagus to the water. Once, the pasta has cooked and the asparagus is bright green, use a colander to drain the water, then transfer the pasta and asparagus  from the colander back into the saucepan.
  4. Return the saucepan to the stove over medium heat and stir through the ham, spinach, peas and olive oil. Gently stir for 2 minutes or until the spinach has wilted and the peas are bright green. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Divide the pasta between two bowls and top with shaved Parmesan.


This recipe is a great way to use up any leftover ham at the end of the week.



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