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Asparagus Ham Dinner

I've been making this low-fat ham dinner for my family for years, and we always look forward to it. With asparagus, tomato, pasta and chunks of ham, it's a tempting blend of tastes and textures. —Rhonda Zavodny, David City, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked corkscrew or spiral pasta
  • 3/4 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 6 ounces boneless fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, saute asparagus and yellow pepper in oil until crisp-tender. Add tomatoes and ham; heat through. Drain pasta; add to mixture. Stir in parsley and seasonings. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 204 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 561mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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