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Parmesan Ham Pasta Recipe

I always keep the ingredients for this pasta dish on hand, so I can whip it up pronto. People who try it always ask for the recipe.—Nancy Ringer, Dwight, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) bow tie pasta
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute ham and mushrooms in butter. Stir in flour and salt until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 2. Reduce heat. Stir in spinach and cheese. Cook and stir until cheese is melted. Drain pasta; stir into the ham mixture. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 640 calories, 27 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 1,322 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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