Spicy Ham and Asparagus Pasta Toss

Mains | 30 Minutes or Less | Pasta & Grains, Pork

SERVES 4 - START TO FINISH: 20 minutes
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Spicy Ham and Asparagus Pasta Toss

2 cups dry mini penne
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
¾ to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 pound fresh pencil thin asparagus, rinsed and cut in 1-inch pieces
1 cup chopped ham
1 cup sliced grape tomatoes
½ cup dry white wine
¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
salt and black pepper to taste

1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. When al dente, drain well.
2. While pasta is cooking, heat oil and butter in large skillet over medium high heat. Add pepper flakes, garlic, asparagus, ham and tomatoes. Stir and cook until ham is beginning to brown and asparagus is crisp tender. Deglaze pan with wine and reduce heat to low.
3. When pasta is done, add cooked pasta and Parmesan cheese and toss to mix. Season well with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Spicy Ham and Asparagus Pasta Toss

Approximate Values Per Serving: 389 calories , 16g fat (5g saturated), 74mg cholesterol, 17g protein, 40g carbohydrates, 4g dietary fiber, 577 mg sodium

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