A great spaghetti recipe made with ham and black olives. Easy enough for every day, but elegant enough for a special meal.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions.

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  • While spaghetti is cooking, heat the 1 tablespoon butter or margarine in a large skillet. Saute ham and garlic.

  • Drain spaghetti well, and combine with sauteed ham and garlic in the skillet. Over very low heat, slowly stir in the cheese, eggs, olives, and half of the parsley. Remove from heat. Add salt and butter to taste, and sprinkle with remaining parsley. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

554 calories; 28.6 g total fat; 225 mg cholesterol; 1271 mg sodium. 46.1 g carbohydrates; 27.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (49)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2007
This is good but much better with ham frozen green peas cream parmesan cheese and garlic. Also a great substitute for the ham is sliced sweet or hot Italian sausage. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2005
This recipe had a lot of potential but I have a few problems with it. One echoing a previous reviewer's comments about the "essentially raw eggs" the recipe didn't specify how long the eggs actually cooked. For another the recipe seemed to have too much ham in it (and I do like ham). Third the whole thing was too salty for my taste so people may want to use unsalted butter not salt the spaghetti etc. I'll probably make this again with a few minor changes. Read More
(16)
60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2007
This is good but much better with ham frozen green peas cream parmesan cheese and garlic. Also a great substitute for the ham is sliced sweet or hot Italian sausage. Read More
(33)
Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2007
This is good but much better with ham frozen green peas cream parmesan cheese and garlic. Also a great substitute for the ham is sliced sweet or hot Italian sausage. Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2004
I actually cooked the eggs as the recipe says to do (on low heat so they stay soft but are still COOKED) and the results were wonderful! Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2003
Super! A great change of pace and a good way to use up left over ham. There was only enough left for my husband to take for lunch the next day! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2005
This recipe had a lot of potential but I have a few problems with it. One echoing a previous reviewer's comments about the "essentially raw eggs" the recipe didn't specify how long the eggs actually cooked. For another the recipe seemed to have too much ham in it (and I do like ham). Third the whole thing was too salty for my taste so people may want to use unsalted butter not salt the spaghetti etc. I'll probably make this again with a few minor changes. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2007
Yummy and quick! What more do you want??? I don't like olive so I put in a handful of sun dried tomatoes and it was great. Fab dish to do when you've had along day and want something tasty and fast on the table in less than 15 minutes. Thanks for this one. Will definitely be a regular in my house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2007
Delicious and great flavors of garlic and cheese with ham and spaghetti. I did add peas and a mixture of parmesan and Romano cheese and cilantro(instead of parsley). I will make this again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2003
I used penne instead of spagetti and I loved it. I also used pre-chopped ham which made the whole cook time about 15 min. Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2011
The first time I made this it was dry. The second time I waited until it came off the heat to add the parmesan plus a cup of milk. Omitted the salt and extra butter. It was silky and delicious. Read More
(9)
Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
I made this only because I wanted an easy and quick lunch recipe for my family. I'll be honest I don't get what the eggs do to this dish but the results were good. I personally don't think this dish is "special occasion quality" as the result is just a fancier version of buttered noodles and it certainly isn't very "Italian" but we liked it well enough. I used rotini noodles 1/2 TBLS dried parsley and used a jar of diced pimentos in place of the olives. I'd make this again when in a time crunch. Read More
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