Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Springtime Penne

Springtime Penne
4 servings

3 cups uncooked penne pasta
1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/2 pound cubed fully cooked ham
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute asparagus and onion in butter for 5-8 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Add the ham, cream, pepper and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook over low heat for 1 minute. Drain pasta. Add to the asparagus mixture; toss to coat. Serve immediately and enjoy!

To be so simple, this was very tasty! The boys immediately added parmesan cheese, though. ;-) It was a really nice meal to serve on a Wednesday night before Bible class - we eat early and no one ever wants anything too heavy. It was also so quick and easy that I was able to meet my Wednesday night goal of "supper served, kitchen cleaned and dishwasher going by 5:30" - love that! :-)


KinaBolina said...

I see asparagas...I am in love. My body has been calling out for asparagas lately.
The photo looks so enticing!
xoxo Caroline

Scott and Kerri said...

This looks so yummy and easy!! Thank you! Thank you!! I love your kitchen goal too! :) We are just getting into some warmer weather up here and I'm looking for some easy light recipes. This one is perfect.

Kristy said...

Love asparagus! I'll have to make it just for that!