Recipe By KerriJ
Published Apr 7th
Prep 15m Cook 25m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 6 servings Calories 552

Perfect dish to use up leftover Easter ham!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound whole wheat linguine
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced, or more to taste
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • ½ pound cooked ham, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the linguine, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  2. 2 Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the garlic, shallots, and red pepper flakes until the garlic is fragrant but not browned, about 3 minutes. Stir in the walnuts, and cook until the nuts give off a toasted smell, about 2 minutes; stir in ham slices, and cook the mixture until the ham is hot and beginning to brown, about 5 more minutes.
  3. 3 Lightly toss the pasta with the ham mixture in the skillet, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 552
  • Carbohydrate 54.7 g
  • Cholesterol 31.4 mg
  • Fat 28.8 g
  • Fiber 10.8 g
  • Protein 22.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.5 g
  • Sodium 565.4 mg
  • Sugar 2.3 g


  1. Very good, made recipe as listed. Wouldn’t change a thing.
  2. This was good following the recipe, but my family thought the flavor was mild. Reheated some for lunch the next day and added a drizzle of maple syrup, definitely added some flavor. Will incorporate the syrup in the recipe next time I make it.
  3. Very different but good way to use leftover ham.
  4. Phenomenal! I added julienne'd zucchini JUST after stirring in the ham. Absolutely awesome. Allowed individuals (hubby & myself) to add the parm cheese as we served avoiding pasta that was stuck together & oily on reheat. This recipe is a keeper. I'm passing it along to my boys and relatives. (Next time I'm adding in - Read more ...
  5. Very tasty. Make sure you matchstick or chop the ham so it mixes well.
  6. My family and I loved this recipe. It's delicious. Thank you for sharing it. The only deviation from the original recipe is I used more cheese.
  7. I NEVER review anything online but felt I needed to with this recipe. It was completely different than our usual rotation of dinners and the flavor was awesome! The only adjustments I made was cutting the red pepper to 1/2 tsp. (still plenty spicy for us) and using 12 oz of whole wheat spaghetti. I - Read more ...
  8. This was very good. Reminds me of Pasta Alla Grecia but made with ham rather than pancetta. I did have to add a 1/2 cup of pasta water to thin it out slightly. I also omitted the walnuts because I had a guest who was allergic but next time I'll add them.
  9. Delicious! Served this with a spinach & strawberry salad for a light and tasty dinner. Everyone loved it! Thanks for the great recipe

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