Creamy Pasta with Asparagus & Ham
Fresh spring asparagus, parsley and smoky ham give color and personality to this easy pasta dish. Try making things more interesting by adding a pinch of nutmeg to the sauce for a subtle nutty flavor.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta to water and cook for about 13 minutes or until al dente. Add asparagus to pasta water for final 3 minutes of cooking time.
While pasta is cooking, whisk together ricotta, Stonyfield yogurt, Parmesan cheese, olive oil and black pepper in a large serving bowl. Whisk in 1/2 cup of pasta water to loosen sauce. Stir ham and parsley into sauce; set aside.
Drain pasta and set aside 1/2 cup pasta water. Stir pasta mixture into sauce in serving bowl. Add more pasta water as needed. Serve immediately.