How to Make a Light and Tasty Ham and Pasta Recipe in 15 Minutes

Ham and Pasta Recipe

Having some leftover ham in the freezer, I decide to invent a new dish for dinner. The result of my experimenting was this deliciously different ham and pasta recipe. Though simple as it may be what does set this ham spaghetti apart is the perfect pairing of ham in an olive oil sauce that is seasoned beautifully with prepared mustard, basil, red pepper flakes, coriander, and just a little Parmesan cheese. In this post, I’ll show you how easy it is to put a small amount of ham and create a light and tasty meal along with some tips and tricks for a successful outcome.

This recipe is a great way to save time when you are extra busy or tired after a long day and still need to cook something for the family. This spaghetti dish with ham can be a lifesaver also when you are out of ideas of what to with that remaining little bit of ham you may have on hand.

Tips and Tricks for This Pasta

  • If you don’t have ham, you can always substitute canned ham if you prefer, such as Spam. However, you also use tuna or salmon, chicken or beef, if you want to change that protein.
  • I like lots of onion, but you can always use a small onion without ruining this recipe.
  • I used to cook with Dijon mustard, but switched to plain prepared mustard. The reason I did this was it contributed a slightly sweeter taste to recipes. However, you can also substitute Dijon mustard if that appeals to you more.

I hope that you decide to cook my ham and pasta recipe. Honestly, I think that you will love this dish once you sample it. Feel free to share it with your family and friends and do come back to my blog for more helpful posts and recipes.

Ham and Pasta Recipe

1 cup of diced ham
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese
3/4 teaspoons of salt
1 teaspoon of prepared mustard
1 ½ teaspoons of dried basil
½ teaspoons of red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon of ground coriander
8-oz. of spaghetti

Put your pot of water to boil up the spaghetti to cook.

On another burner, fry the finely chopped onion in the olive oil until golden brown.

Stir in the diced ham and remaining ingredients and heat through (about 10 minutes).

Drain the cooked spaghetti and mix in with the other ingredients until well combined.

ENJOY!

Ham and Pasta Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Though simple as it may be what does set this ham and pasta apart is the perfect pairing of ham in an olive oil sauce that is seasoned beautifully with prepared mustard, basil, red pepper flakes, coriander, and just a little Parmesan cheese.
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy ham dinners, easy ham pasta recipe, ham and pasta recipe, leftover ham ideas, spicy ham pasta
Author: Mary Balandiat
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of diced ham
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of prepared mustard
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of dried basil
  • ½ teaspoons of red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 8- oz. of spaghetti
Instructions
  1. Put your pot of water to boil up the spaghetti to cook.
  2. On another burner, fry the finely chopped onion in the olive oil until golden brown.
  3. Stir in the diced ham and remaining ingredients and heat through (about 10 minutes).
  4. Drain the cooked spaghetti and mix in with the other ingredients until well combined.
  5. ENJOY!

You also may want to check out a few other tasty ideas for leftover ham that I have made such as this ham and penne casserole with a white cheese sauce as well as this ham casserole with broccoli. You’ll also find lots more great ham inspiration for what to make for dinner by going to my search box.

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2 Comments

  1. antoinettem2
    November 4, 2023 / 12:12 pm

    I think my family will enjoy this dish. So easy to make, too!

    • Mary Balandiat
      Author
      November 4, 2023 / 3:33 pm

      Hi,

      Let me know what you think. We love this.

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