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Creamed Spinach Ham Pasta Recipe

"My kids think I improvise our weeknight meals...they're right!" notes Brenda Andrew. The San Antonio, Texas cook says this taste-tempting creation is great with a fresh green salad and a loaf of crusty bread.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked small tube pasta
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 envelope carbonara pasta sauce mix
  • 1-1/2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen creamed spinach, thawed

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, whisk the milk and sauce mix until blended. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • 2. Drain pasta; stir into the sauce. Add ham and spinach; cook and stir until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 443 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 1,609 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.