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Spaghetti Ham Toss Recipe

Spaghetti Ham Toss Recipe

Marybeth Wright of Maitland, Florida says it takes her only minutes to make this time-saving pasta toss. Leftover ham, canned ripe olives, sliced mushrooms and roasted red peppers lend plenty of flavor to the colorful combination of tastes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) spaghetti
  • 4 cups cubed fully cooked ham (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and cut into strips
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the ham, mushrooms, green pepper and garlic in oil until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in the red peppers, olives, salt, basil and pepper.
  • 2. Drain spaghetti; place in a large bowl. Add the ham mixture and Parmesan cheese; toss. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 522 calories, 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 1,795 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 35 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.