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Pretty Penne Ham Skillet


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  • 16 oz penne pasta
  • 2 packages of diced cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1-2 large sweet red pepper (diced)
  • 1 medium onion (diced, optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 14.5 oz chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (shredded)


Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 40mins


Step 1

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the ham, red pepper, onion, basil and oregano in oil and butter for 4-6 minutes (ham and veggies are tender). Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer.
2. Stir in broth and lemon juice. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes (liquid will be reduced by half). Drain pasta and stir into skillet. Sprinkle with cheese until melted.

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