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Lemon-Basil Pasta with Ham

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ham and Swiss cheese make the perfect pair in this zesty pasta salad that's hearty enough to make a meal.

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked rotini pasta (6 oz)
2
cups 1-inch pieces asparagus spears
1
cup diced cooked ham
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
1/2
cup sliced fresh basil leaves
1/2
cup shredded Swiss cheese (2 oz)

Directions

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, adding asparagus during last 3 to 4 minutes of cooking.
  • 2 Return pasta mixture to saucepan. Stir in ham, lemon peel, garlic and oil. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot. Stir in basil. Sprinkle with cheese.

Expert Tips

If you don't have fresh basil, use 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley and add 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
33%
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
710mg
30%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
Sugars
2g
2%
Protein
19g
19%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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