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Penne and Ham Primavera

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4
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Leftover ham goes Italian in this 25-minute meal for four.

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked penne or mostaccioli pasta (6 ounces)
1
cup sliced zucchini
1
cup sliced yellow summer squash
2
cups cubed fully cooked ham
1/2
cup reduced-fat Italian dressing
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/3
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Coarsely ground pepper, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package, adding zucchini and yellow squash during last 3 to 4 minutes of cooking; drain.
  • 2 Return pasta mixture to saucepan; add ham and dressing. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot. Sprinkle with basil, cheese and pepper.

Expert Tips

We recommend reduced-fat Italian dressing because it clings very well to the pasta, vegetables and ham. In regular Italian dressing, the herbs and spices often separate and sink to the bottom of the bottle.

Select small zucchini, which are younger, more tender and have thinner skins. Look for skins that are blemish free with a vibrant color.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
125
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
Saturated Fat
4g
Cholesterol
45mg
Sodium
1360mg
Total Carbohydrate
43g
Dietary Fiber
3g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Iron
18%
18%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 3 Vegetable; 2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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