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! :-)