Pretty Ham Primavera Recipe
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Pretty Ham Primavera Recipe

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Give leftover ham a face-lift in this tasty pasta dish that mixes up in a wink. The mild cream sauce gets fresh flavor from sauteed mushrooms and a boost of color from frozen peas. —Joan Laurenzo, Johnstown, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 package (7 ounces) thin spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 526 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 1755mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 6g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute mushrooms and onion in oil until tender. Stir in the flour, Italian seasoning, bouillon, salt and pepper until smooth.
  2. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the spaghetti, ham and peas; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pretty Ham Primavera in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p34

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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judithetherton User ID: 549665 62344
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"Have used this recipe for several years now.

Most everyone likes this dish. I sometime substitute another vegetable for the peas."

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