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Tasty Asparagus and Ham Pasta Skillet Dinner Recipe

Looking for leftover ham pasta recipes after Easter dinner?

Try this asparagus and ham pasta skillet dinner recipe.

Use up that leftover Easter ham in this delicious and flavorful skillet dinner.

One of the best parts of holiday meals is the leftovers.

Asparagus and Ham Pasta Skillet Dinner Recipe

I never care if we make too much food on a holiday because then we have leftovers to look forward to.

Leftovers are even better when you have a delicious recipe like this one.

Most likely, you’re a tad burnt out from cooking if you prepared a big Easter meal.

An easy skillet dinner is an appreciated break.

The pasta dish packs a flavor punch, so it’s sure to please the family.

We don’t eat enough asparagus over here.

Anytime I can sneak some asparagus into a dinner is a bonus.

The ham flavor is what stands out; and, thankfully, what distracts most veggie-rebels.

Pasta Skillet Dinner with ham and asparagus

Are you looking for more recipes? Get some use out of your cast iron skillet.

Use some ham for breakfast in this breakfast scramble recipe.

A couple other skillet meals include simple chicken pasta recipe and ginger chicken recipe.

Don’t forget dessert. Here’s a chocolate cookie cake in a skillet recipe.

Another delicious pasta dish is this spinach and chicken lasagna.

Yield: 4 servings

Asparagus and Ham Pasta Skillet Dinner Recipe

Asparagus and Ham Pasta Skillet Dinner Recipe

Leftover ham? Make this asparagus, ham, and pasta skillet dinner!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 cup chopped ham
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 cup asparagus chopped in 1″ pieces
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dry basil
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 oz small shell pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Add ham, onion, asparagus, garlic, and oil to a large skillet.
  2. Heat on medium heat until onion is translucent.
  3. Add chicken broth and spices and mix well.
  4. Stir in pasta.
  5. Heat on medium heat until heated through.
  6. Stir in butter until melted.
  7. Serve with shredded Parmesan cheese.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 952mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 12g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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Would your family like this asparagus and ham pasta skillet dinner recipe?

Debbie Welchert

Thursday 17th of May 2018

I'm always looking for new recipes for asparagus and this one sounds and looks so good. I can't wait to try it with some fresh asparagus from our garden.

kathy pease

Monday 2nd of April 2018

This looks so yummy and I will have to try out the recipe :)


Friday 30th of March 2018

I love ham looking good to me

Sarah L

Thursday 29th of March 2018

Spring to me means it's time for asparagus. This has great flavors.

Dana Rodriguez

Thursday 29th of March 2018

That looks so good. Great idea for left overs nest week!

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