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.
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.
Meanwhile, cut the ham and zucchini into smaller pieces. Peel and finely chop the garlic and onion.
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.
Add cream (if using), reserved water from cooking pasta, and pasta.
Toss together and simmer 2 minutes more. Taste and season with salt, pepper, or herbs if needed.