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Italian Spaghetti with Ham Recipe

Italian Spaghetti with Ham

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"A great spaghetti recipe made with ham and black olives. Easy enough for every day, but elegant enough for a special meal."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  2. While spaghetti is cooking, heat the 1 tablespoon butter or margarine in a large skillet. Saute ham and garlic.
  3. Drain spaghetti well, and combine with sauteed ham and garlic in the skillet. Over very low heat, slowly stir in the cheese, eggs, olives, and half of the parsley. Remove from heat. Add salt and butter to taste, and sprinkle with remaining parsley. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 31, 2007

This is good but much better with ham frozen green peas cream parmesan cheese and garlic. Also a great substitute for the ham is sliced sweet or hot Italian sausage.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 20, 2005

This recipe had a lot of potential, but I have a few problems with it. One, echoing a previous reviewer's comments about the "essentially raw eggs", the recipe didn't specify how long the eggs actually cooked. For another, the recipe seemed to have too much ham in it (and I do like ham). Third, the whole thing was too salty for my taste, so people may want to use unsalted butter, not salt the spaghetti, etc. I'll probably make this again, with a few minor changes.


54 Ratings

Jun 30, 2004

I actually cooked the eggs, as the recipe says to do (on low heat so they stay soft, but are still COOKED), and the results were wonderful! Great recipe!

May 01, 2003

Super! A great change of pace and a good way to use up left over ham. There was only enough left for my husband to take for lunch the next day!

Feb 01, 2007

Delicious and great flavors of garlic and cheese with ham and spaghetti . I did add peas and a mixture of parmesan and Romano cheese and cilantro(instead of parsley). I will make this again!!

Jan 31, 2007

Yummy and quick! What more do you want??? I don't like olive so I put in a handful of sun dried tomatoes and it was great. Fab dish to do when you've had along day and want something tasty and fast on the table in less than 15 minutes. Thanks for this one. Will definitely be a regular in my house.

Jul 23, 2003

I made this only because I wanted an easy and quick lunch recipe for my family. I'll be honest, I don't get what the eggs do to this dish but the results were good. I personally don't think this dish is "special occasion quality" as the result is just a fancier version of buttered noodles and it certainly isn't very "Italian" but we liked it well enough. I used rotini noodles, 1/2 TBLS dried parsley and used a jar of diced pimentos in place of the olives. I'd make this again when in a time crunch.

Jan 31, 2003

I used penne instead of spagetti and I loved it. I also used pre-chopped ham which made the whole cook time about 15 min. Perfect!


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  • Calories
  • 554 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.1 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 225 mg
  • 75%
  • Fat
  • 28.6 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 27.5 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 1271 mg
  • 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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