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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


  • 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


  • 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 cup: 640 calories, 27g fat (15g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1322mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 29g protein.

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joyfulcooking User ID: 2406951 258018
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2016

"It was good but the calories and sodium are way too much for me."

tennesseegirl60 User ID: 3693562 84615
Reviewed May. 17, 2011


laudette User ID: 4436728 38176
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2009

"Good, fast & easy. Needs some spices, was a bit bland. Added garlic."

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