Italian Pasta With Ham
I was intrigued by one of the ingredients in this recipe so I had to make it. I used fresh parsley from my garden but dried parsley will work just as well. Full of Parmesan cheese, ham, garlic and olives with this one other ingredient made the best tasting Italian Ham-Spaghetti!
Source: Adapted from My Great Recipes
In a large pot cook the pasta
according to the package directions.
While the pasta cooks add the butter,
garlic and ham to a large stock pot.
Over medium heat melt the butter and cook
the garlic and ham until the garlic is tender
and the ham is hot, stirring occasionally.
This only takes a few minutes.
Then turn the burner to very low.
Drain the pasta well.
Add the pasta to the pan with the ham.
Toss to mix the ham and garlic into the pasta.
Add the cheese and half of the parsley.
Toss until the cheese is mixed
evenly into the pasta.
Add the eggs and olives
then toss to combine.
Add salt and pepper then toss.
Continue to cook over very low heat
until the egg is no longer visible,
tossing the entire time.
Add the pasta to a large serving plate
and top with parsley then serve.
Italian Pasta With Ham
- 2 cups cooked ham, sliced into thin strips
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 16 oz. spaghetti, uncooked
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- 5 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley divided in half (or 5 tsp dried divided in half)
- 6 eggs slightly beaten with a fork
- 3/4 cup sliced pitted black olives
- In a large pot cook pasta according to the package directions.
- While the pasta cooks, in another large pot add the butter, garlic and ham.
- Over medium heat melt the butter and cook the garlic and ham until the garlic is tender. This will only take a few minutes. Turn the burner to low, stirring frequently.
- Drain the pasta thoroughly then add to the pan with the ham.
- Toss pasta with the ham.
- Add the cheese and half of the parsley. Toss until the cheese is mixed into the pasta evenly.
- Add the eggs, olives, salt & pepper then toss to mix evenly.
- Continue to cook over low heat a few minutes, tossing frequently, until the egg is no longer visible and is cooked.
- Pour the pasta onto a large serving plate. Garnish with parsley and serve.
Categories: Cheese, Fresh Herbs, Pasta, Pork/Ham
I hope that’s boneless spaghetti in that ham.
Hey I didn’t name it. How about Italian ham? hahahaha
Mmmm… mmmm…. mmmm!
Thank you Nancy! I could eat pasta every day!
That looks so cheesy and yum 😍
Thank you it was very good.
I’ve never sliced ham into my spaghetti – I’m awakened now to this idea!!
Oh you have to try it! It is such a nice flavor.
Oh my God, a piece of paradise on the plate.
Awww thank you! I could eat pasta every day!
Love the addition of olives—an interesting and probably tasty twist on carbonara, which I sometimes make with leftover ham (when I have some that doesn’t have a heavy sweet glaze) rather than bacon or pancetta.
Oh yes!!!! I use one pound of bacon instead of ham and heavy cream. It is not too healthy but my oh my does it taste good! Thank you Angela!
A sort-of carbonara plus olives, garlic and parsley.
Yes but when I make carbonara I use a pound of bacon, heavy cream and peas too. Carbonara is one of my favorite meals!!!!
Peas? Well, I suppose they help offset the artery clogging bacon and cream.
Hahahaha not sure about that but they do taste great in it.
It is like a play on a carbonara (minus the peas). Yum.
Yes except with my carbonara recipe I use a pound of bacon (of course) and heavy cream. I’m so bad….lol
So bad, yet so good. 🙂
We can have that at the party.
Come and join in.! 🙂
Sounds like a great idea!
Oh I love the addition of the egg here! Must make the sauce super delicious!
It really did give it an amazing flavor yet it didn’t taste like egg. I loved this recipe. Thank you Erica!
Your approach is true to the spirit of Italian cooking. So simple and so appealing. Simmering the flavorful ham at first and then tossing the eggs with the parmesan to make a creamy sauce. I bet this tasted wonderful!
This is a different pasta dish for sure it looks tasty!
It really is and you can’t even taste the egg. The egg transformed this dish. Thank you!
Mouth watering recipe!
Thank you it was even great as leftovers. 💕
Very glad to hear! Have a great day! 😊 💕
Thank you My Meals are on Wheels!
That’s a combo I would not have thought of – sausage maybe, ham – no. It looks delicious Diane.
Similar to Carbonara only I put bacon and peas in my Carbonara.
Interesting, I never thought of ham in pasta! My husband loves ham
It gives it the best flavor!
Parsley is an herb I buy each week. Even if it just sits on the counter. Smells so good!
Oh it sure does!!!! My granddaughter picks it from my garden and eats it. But then she eats my chives too…lol
We grew up with huge garden and I’d take salt shaker out and eat while I did space labor ( I thought!)
Hahaha that is perfect! I never thought of that. There is nothing better than a warm tomato with salt
Sounds good. An interesting combination. I will have to give it a try. My husband will definitely like it.
The ham gave it a wonderful flavor. Thank you!
This sounds good! Ham and parm. taste so good together.
Thank you I think it’s a great combination too!
Was it the black olives you were interested in?!
No it was the egg! You can’t even taste it and I don’t normally put it in pasta.
Oh my goodness, yes, please.
Thank you Betsy! 💕