This single-pot meal is the perfect way to use up leftover ham for a weeknight dinner. It's creamy, comforting, and quick-and-easy.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add ham and onion; saute for about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper; cook for 2 minutes.

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  • Whisk together chicken broth, half-and-half, and flour in a bowl until smooth; pour into the pot. Stir in farfalle pasta, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.

  • Add peas and carrots. Cook until pasta is cooked through, about 8 more minutes. Stir in Parmesan cheese and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

If the consistency is too thick, add a bit more chicken broth. You can change up this recipe by using a different shape pasta or switching out the Parmesan cheese for another type of cheese.

Nutrition Facts

552 calories; protein 28.9g; carbohydrates 71.3g; fat 17.6g; cholesterol 42.6mg; sodium 1042mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (43)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2019
Awesome. I added cheddar cheese 1/4 cup and instead of peas and carrots i sauteed mushrooms, red green and yellow peppers, steamed cauliflower. Was amazing Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/20/2020
We did not care for this. It's a small step below hamburger helper for ham. Smaller pasta might have helped but I did use diced ham that was prepackaged and perhaps real left over ham would have helped with flavor. I also used freshly steamed peas and carrots. Each of us ate one small bowl and threw the rest of the pan in the garbage Read More
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2019
Awesome. I added cheddar cheese 1/4 cup and instead of peas and carrots i sauteed mushrooms, red green and yellow peppers, steamed cauliflower. Was amazing Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2019
I used up ham, pasta and peas! The peas came from frozen but were already cooked in package in microwave for earlier meal. I had just enough left to use them in this. Taste is great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2020
Delicious. Used leftover ham from Easter. Added mushrooms and used Penne pasta. Comfort food for sure. Yummy. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2019
Great comfort food... I don't understand why more cooks don't use ham soup base (versus a chicken stock)... like "Better Than Bouillon" (although there are others). If you are making something with ham... why not? Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2019
Easy and delicious. This def is a keeper Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2019
I used egg noodles because that is what I had. I halved the recipe to accommodate the number of people in my home. The only thing I would change is to NOT add additional salt. This was very enjoyable and made all in one pot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2019
This was great tasting. I did make it with spaetzle because I was out of pasta. Definitely will be making again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2019
This came out great! I had to add a little extra chicken broth but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. I live alone so I will definitely have a bunch of left overs! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2019
I made this last Saturday and all devoured with in minutes as all four people returned for seconds so I had to make another the next day and share the recipe. The second one I added frozen broccoli florets and it still was gobbled up. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
05/20/2020
We did not care for this. It's a small step below hamburger helper for ham. Smaller pasta might have helped but I did use diced ham that was prepackaged and perhaps real left over ham would have helped with flavor. I also used freshly steamed peas and carrots. Each of us ate one small bowl and threw the rest of the pan in the garbage Read More
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