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Countryside Pasta Toss (Cooking for 2)

 9 Ratings
5 Comments
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Weeknight? Cook and toss a pasta dish and have it on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients

1
cup uncooked rotini pasta (3 ounces)
1/2
pound new potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
1/2
cup broccoli florets
1/2
cup baby-cut carrots
1/4
cup snap pea pods
2
teaspoons butter or margarine
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2
teaspoon dried dill weed
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
ounce fully cooked ham, cut into thin strips

Directions

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, place steamer basket in 1/2 inch water (water should not touch bottom of basket). Place potatoes, broccoli and carrots in basket. Cover tightly and heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Steam 5 minutes. Add pea pods. Cover and steam about 2 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender.
  • 3 In medium bowl, toss vegetables with butter, parsley, dill weed and salt until coated. Stir in ham and pasta; toss.

Expert Tips

Frozen baby carrots and snap pea pods can be used for the fresh. Prepare as directed on packages before tossing with the other vegetables.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
0%
Saturated Fat
1g
0%
Cholesterol
5mg
0%
Sodium
230mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
0%
Dietary Fiber
6g
0%
Protein
10g
10%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
28%
28%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
16%
16%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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