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Skillet pan of one pot ham and penne pasta with a wooden spoon in it
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One Pot Ham & Penne Skillet Recipe

Delicious Pasta Perfect for a Quick Dinner! Loaded with Ham, Penne and Peas! This an easy dinner using leftover ham from the holidays!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 661kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 c. chopped yellow onion
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 c. cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 c. chicken broth
  • 2 c. 2% milk
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 16 oz penne noodles, uncooked
  • 2 c. frozen peas thawed
  • 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese


  • Place 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until warm. Saute ham and onions until onions are translucent. Add garlic, parsley, basil, oregano, pepper and red pepper flakes; cook 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in broth, milk, flour and penne noodles. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10-12 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Adds peas and simmer five more minutes or until pasta is cooked through and peas are warm.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top of pasta.



  • If you need more liquid while simmering pasta add a bit of water or broth to the mixture. 


Serving: 1 | Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 2339mg | Potassium: 629mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 41.9mg | Calcium: 378mg | Iron: 3.9mg