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Easy Pasta With Ham and Asparagus (Or Broccoli)

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“Herbed cream cheese makes this sauce not only taste great but it's almost effortless too! You can substitute Broccoli if your not a big fan of Asparagus and serve with bread sticks or a salad if you'd like.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
2-4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups bow tie pasta, uncooked (or small pasta of your choice)
  • 1 (10 ounce) packageof frozen cut asparagus or 1 (10 ounce) packagebaby broccoli florets
  • 1 (6 ounce) package cooked ham, cut into thin strips
  • 1 (8 ounce) containersoft style cream cheese with chives and onions
  • 13 cup milk (skim is ok)

Directions

  1. In a large dutch oven, add pasta to boiling water and cook 6 minutes less than recommended on package; add frozen asparagus or broccoli the last 5 minutes of pasta cooking time.
  2. Add ham for the last 1 minute before draining just to heat through.
  3. Remove from heat and drain pasta-ham mixture thoroughly.
  4. In a small bowl mix together cream cheese and milk until smooth.
  5. Add cheese mixture to asparagus-ham mixture and stir over medium heat just until heated through and mixture is well coated.
  6. Serve immediately.

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