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Penne and Ham Primavera recipe

Penne and Ham Primavera recipe

This Penne and Ham Primavera recipe has become a staple in our house.  I will admit that it sounds kind of weird, but the combination is delicious!  We have altered the original recipe a bit to fit our family’s likes, but I don’t see why you couldn’t add your own spin!  ENJOY!


Penne and Ham Primavera

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  • 2 c penne, uncooked
  • 2 red/yellow/orange bell peppers
  • 2 c ham, fully cooked and cubed
  • 1/2 c Italian dressing
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 c fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/3 c Parmesan cheese
  • ground pepper, if desired



Cook pasta as directed on package, adding bell peppers during last 3 to 4 minutes of cooking; drain.


Return pasta mixture to saucepan and add ham, dressing, and tomatoes.


Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot.


Sprinkle with basil, cheese and pepper.

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