Ham and Cheese Pasta

    15 minutes

    I had nothing in the fridge when I made this so I was very happy with how well it came out. It's my favourite quick lunch now.

    33 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 450g spiral pasta
    • 8 slices Swiss cheese, diced
    • 8 slices ham, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the ziti pasta, and cook for 8 minutes or until tender. Drain.
    2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small frypan over medium-high heat. Fry the ham in the oil until browned, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and set aside. When the pasta is done and drained, mix in the ham and Swiss cheese until cheese is melted.

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    A few changes: I sauted chopped red onion with the chopped ham (in butter instead of oil) and used shredded mozzarella instead of cubed swiss. Also,just drain the pasta, don't rinse it.Fast, easy, and tasty!  -  12 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I loved how quick and easy this was, but also thought it was bland. I assume the recipe didn't call for salt or any other seasoning because the ham should be salty enough. Instead of Swiss I would try some sort of bagged shredded cheese to save the step of dicing the Swiss. I would also add some sort of veggie, like chopped broccoli. In this case I had to add some milk because it looked so dry and dumped a bunch of different seasonings, like salt, pepper, Mrs. Dash and garlic powder.  -  14 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    We all loved this - the melted stringy swiss cheese is great. I added bite size steamed asparagus to make it a one dish meal. Delicious!  -  14 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)