One-Pot Ham and Greens Pasta


On a busy night, turn to this quick one-pot pasta dinner. Serve with a bowl of berries and cream for dessert to cover all of your nutrition bases.

One-Pot Ham and Greens Pasta
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
20 mins
6 cups


  • 8 ounce dried orecchiette pasta

  • 6 ounce cooked ham, diced (1 cup)

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 teaspoon blackened seasoning

  • 8 ounce torn mustard greens or kale leaves (8 cups)

  • ½ cup shaved Asiago or Parmesan cheese (about 2 oz.)


  1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the pasta water. Set pasta aside.

  2. In the same Dutch oven cook ham over medium-high heat until browned, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, butter, and blackened seasoning; cook and stir 2 minutes more. Stir in pasta, reserved pasta water, greens, and cheese. Cook and stir until heated through and greens wilt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

394 Calories
13g Fat
50g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 394
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 888mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 42.3mg 212%
Calcium 207mg 16%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 363mg 8%
Folate, total 10.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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