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Creamy Cheesy Riggis Pasta with Ham

A cozy pasta dish perfect for all seasons, this one includes rigatoni pasta & chopped ham in a rich cream sauce with plenty of cheese.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2-2 cups chopped ham
  • 1 lb rigatoni pasta
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup half & half
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded colby jack cheese


  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt the butter. Add the onions in and cook, stirring occasionally, until they soften- about 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic, cooking just until fragrant, about thirty seconds. Add the ham, cooking for another 30 seconds, just until it's nice and hot.
  • Pour in the stock and half & half, stirring to combine. Stir in the pasta. Salt & pepper, to taste.
  • Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat to medium, cover the pot and cook until the pasta's tender and has absorbed most of the liquid- about 8-10 minutes. Make sure to stir the pasta occasionally so that it doesn't stick to the pot or to each other in clumps.
  • Stir the cheese in, and serve immediately. Enjoy!


recipe adapted from Kylee Cooks