Bow-tie Pasta with Ham and Asparagus

Bow-tie Pasta with Ham and Asparagus


300g bow-tie pasta

375g asparagus, trimmed and cut into 3cm lengths

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 large onion, thinly sliced

2 teaspoons chopped oregano leaves

Ground black pepper

1 large red capsicum, diced

125g ham, diced

2/3 cup liquid chicken stock

¾ teaspoon grated lemon zest


1/3 cup chopped basil

3 teaspoons lemon juice


  1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following the packet instructions.
  2. Add the asparagus for the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over moderate heat. Add the onion, oregano and pepper then cook until the onions are golden and very tender. Add the capsicum and ham then cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the drained pasta and asparagus, the stock, lemon zest and a pinch of salt, and simmer until the pasta is heated through. Remove from heat and stir in the basil and lemon juice.
  5. Serve.



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Midwest Foods Dubbo