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Creamy Parmesan Ham Pasta

Creamy Parmesan Ham Pasta

This Creamy Parmesan Ham Pasta dish is divine. It's the rich, smooth, cheesy sauce that does it. I just can't get enough. Choose your favorite vegetables and pasta and you're on your way to making the best pasta dish ever!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cream sauce, ham, pancetta, parmesan, pasta


  • large skillet
  • saucepan


  • 2 cups ham or pancetta, diced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream (35%)
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli, red pepper, fresh mushroom, carrots, finely chopped any combination of your favorite vegetables totalling 2 cups
  • 2 cups your favorite pasta the amount of pasta is approximate
  • oil
  • salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper to taste


  • Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk broth, cream, yolks, Parmesan, and some pepper together until incorporated. Set aside.
  • In a skillet, over medium to medium-high heat, place a tablespoon or two of oil. Heat until it shimmers or a drop of water flicked in it, dances.
  • Add ham or pancetta and cook for a few minutes. Just to heat enough to brown a little around the edges.
  • Add diced or finely chopped vegetables and sauté for a few more minutes.
  • Ham or pancetta should be crisp and vegetables tender.
  • Remove skillet from heat and add broth mixture, stirring constantly.
  • Return skillet to medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, until sauce is thickened; a few more minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve or toss with pasta. Enjoy!