Shells with Ham, Asparagus and Cheese

Shells with Ham, Asparagus and Cheese


  •     1 lb. medium pasta shells

  •     1-2 TBSp olive oil

  •     1 small, red pepper, diced

  •     1 small bunch of fresh asparagus, trimmed & diced into 1-2″ pieces

  •     1/2 lb. thick-sliced ham

  •     s & p, to taste

  •     1 c mixed, shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Cook pasta al dente (save 1/2 c of cooking water before draining.)

  2. In a deep-sided saute pan, heat the olive oil.

  3.  Add the pepper, asparagus & ham. Saute until the veg is tender.

  4.  Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 c of the cooking water… Add the pasta to the saute pan with the ham & veg… Quickly stir in the shredded cheese.

  5. Add as much of the reserved cooking water as needed to thin out the cheese & combine the ingredients. Serve!

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