Creamy Bow-Ties with Ham and Vegetables

Creamy Bow-Ties with Ham and Vegetables

Dinner in 30 minutes! Make this pasta dish with ham, veggies and a creamy sauce.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

2
cups uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (5 oz)
1/2
cup reduced-fat chives-and-onion cream cheese (from 8-oz container)
3/4
cup half-and-half
1
cup ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots, cut lengthwise in half if large
8
oz fresh asparagus spears, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2
cups cooked ham strips (1x1/4-inch)
1/4
teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
  1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, mix cream cheese and half-and-half. Cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until melted and smooth.
  3. Stir in carrots. Cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in asparagus. Cover; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  4. Stir in pasta, ham and marjoram. Cook, stirring occasionally, just until thoroughly heated.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Use Green Giant® frozen veggies instead of the fresh.
How-To
Fresh asparagus is easy to prepare. Just rinse with cool water to remove any grit in the tips, and snap off the ends where they naturally break. Then cut into pieces of the desired size.
Health Twist
To reduce calories and fat, just use reduced-fat cream cheese with chives and onion and fat-free half-and-half.
Substitution
Penne or rotini make good subs for the bow-tie pasta in this recipe.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 380
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 60mg;
  • Sodium 1100mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 39g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 22g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.