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Pasta alla Valdostana, Ham & Cheese Pasta

Pasta alla Valdostana is a tasty pasta dish that is prepared with ham, Fontina cheese, cream and grated Parmesan cheese.
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Pasta alla Valdostana, Ham & Cheese Pasta
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep 10 minutes
  • Cook 20 minutes
  • Servings 4 people

Pasta alla Valdostana is a delightful pasta dish deeply entrenched in the rich culinary heritage of Valle d’Aosta. It proudly showcases the region’s finest cheese, Fontina, renowned as Valle d’Aosta’s paragon of cheese excellence. This is an Authentic Italian Recipe from the Aosta Valley, in the Alps.

This exquisite dish harmoniously combines Fontina cheese with other delectable components, including Baked Ham, Cream, and Grated Parmesan cheese. The resulting flavor profile is a testament to the art of simplicity, as this dish relies on just a handful of high-quality ingredients to craft a hearty and versatile first course, perfect for savoring in any season.

Valdostan-style pasta is a simple and delicious first course, perfect for satisfying the whole family. It’s a typical preparation from the Valle d’Aosta region in Italy that features Fontina cheese, the emblematic cheese of this land. With its sweet flavor and melting texture, Fontina cheese is gently melted with fresh cream and then mixed with diced cooked ham, sautéed to golden perfection in a pan. The result is an incredibly creamy and flavorful sauce, ready to embrace any type of pasta you prefer. Quick and easy, it’s also ideal for a last-minute dinner with friends. Discover how to make it by following our step-by-step recipe.

Fontina cheese can typically be found in well-stocked grocery stores, gourmet food shops, and specialty cheese stores. You may also find it in some larger supermarkets or at farmers’ markets, depending on your location.

If you’re having trouble finding Fontina cheese in your local stores, you can also consider checking online retailers or cheese-specific websites. Many online retailers offer a wide variety of cheeses, including Fontina, and can ship it to your doorstep.

When looking for Fontina cheese, keep in mind that there are different varieties, with Fontina Val d’Aosta being the most renowned.


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  1. To prepare Pasta Valdostana, start by melting a knob of butter in a large nonstick skillet. Add the cubes of cooked ham and brown them.

  2. Cut the fontina cheese into strips, add it to the pan, pour in the cream and stir to combine. Cook the pasta in plenty of lightly salted water, taking care to drain it while still al dente.

  3. After draining the pasta, add it to the pan with the sauce, stir to combine and finish cooking all the ingredients.

  4. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, adjust salt, stir again and serve the Pasta alla Valdostana!

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You can make Pasta alla Valdostana with the type of pasta you prefer.


To make Pasta alla Valdostana even tastier, we recommend making it with Tagliatelle di Homemade Fresh Egg Pasta!


Leftover Pasta alla Valdostana can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a day, sealed in an airtight container.