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Ham and Cheese Pasta scooped from the pot with a spoon

One-Pot Ham and Cheese Pasta {Leftover Ham Recipe}

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ham, Pasta, Weeknight Favorites
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 lb penne (or similar shaped) pasta, uncooked
  • 2 cups chopped ham
  • 3 ¼ cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Place pasta, ham, chicken broth, and milk into a large pot.
  • Simmer the pasta till tender, about 10-12 minutes. Make sure to stir the pasta every 4-5 minutes to prevent it from sticking.
  • When pasta is tender add the cheese and stir gently till melted. Season with pepper and salt if desired. Serve immediately.