Quick Zucchini And Ham Pasta

AuthorEwaCategory, , DifficultyBeginner

Minimal effort, a short list of ingredients, and great flavor! This Quick Zucchini And Ham Pasta is economical, easy to make, and really tasty! A perfect idea for a simple lunch or dinner that will be on your table fast.

Quick Zucchini And Ham Pasta

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

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 150 g Pasta
 1 Zucchini
 100 g Ham
 3 Garlic cloves
 ½ Onion
 2 tbsp Butter
 2 tbsp Olive oil
 ¼ cup Reserved water from cooking pasta
 Dried or fresh herbs (eg. basil, oregano, thyme, parsley)
 Salt and pepper
  cup Cream (optional)
 Shredded cheese (to top, optional)

1

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook for the time written in the instructions MINUS 1 minute (it will finish cooking in the sauce). Drain the pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water.

2

Meanwhile, cut the ham and zucchini into smaller pieces. Peel and finely chop the garlic and onion.

3

Heat a large pan over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add garlic and onion. Fry for 3 minutes, until translucent. Add ham. Fry for 3 minutes more.

4

Add remaining butter and zucchini. Season with salt, pepper, and herbs. Fry for a few minutes - until zucchini is almost cooked, stirring from time to time.

5

Add cream (if using), reserved water from cooking pasta, and pasta.

6

Toss together and simmer 2 minutes more. Taste and season with salt, pepper, or herbs if needed.

7

Serve!

Ingredients

 150 g Pasta
 1 Zucchini
 100 g Ham
 3 Garlic cloves
 ½ Onion
 2 tbsp Butter
 2 tbsp Olive oil
 ¼ cup Reserved water from cooking pasta
 Dried or fresh herbs (eg. basil, oregano, thyme, parsley)
 Salt and pepper
  cup Cream (optional)
 Shredded cheese (to top, optional)

Directions

1

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook for the time written in the instructions MINUS 1 minute (it will finish cooking in the sauce). Drain the pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water.

2

Meanwhile, cut the ham and zucchini into smaller pieces. Peel and finely chop the garlic and onion.

3

Heat a large pan over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add garlic and onion. Fry for 3 minutes, until translucent. Add ham. Fry for 3 minutes more.

4

Add remaining butter and zucchini. Season with salt, pepper, and herbs. Fry for a few minutes - until zucchini is almost cooked, stirring from time to time.

5

Add cream (if using), reserved water from cooking pasta, and pasta.

6

Toss together and simmer 2 minutes more. Taste and season with salt, pepper, or herbs if needed.

7

Serve!

Quick Zucchini And Ham Pasta
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