Creamy Bow-Tie Pasta with Spring Vegetables and Ham

Tired of too-big pasta recipes? Try a just-for-two dinner that's big on veggie goodness.

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  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 2
 

Ingredients

2
frozen soft white or crusty wheat dinner rolls (from 12.4-oz bag)
1
cup uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (2 oz)
4
oz fresh asparagus, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces (3/4 cup)
1/2
cup ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots, quartered lengthwise
1/4
cup Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen sweet peas
3/4
cup cooked ham strips (1x1/4 inch)
1/4
cup light garlic-and-herbs spreadable cheese (from 6.5-oz container)
1
teaspoon butter or margarine, softened
1/8
teaspoon dried dill weed

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Bake rolls as directed on bag.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 4-quart saucepan, cook pasta as directed on package, adding asparagus, carrots and peas the last 6 minutes of cooking time. After adding vegetables, return to boiling; cook until pasta is tender and vegetables are crisp-tender. Drain; return to saucepan.
  • 3 Add ham and spreadable cheese to pasta mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted and smooth.
  • 4 Remove rolls from oven. Brush with butter; sprinkle with dill weed. Serve warm with pasta mixture.
  • 1 Bake rolls as directed on bag.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 4-quart saucepan, cook pasta as directed on package, adding asparagus, carrots and peas the last 6 minutes of cooking time. After adding vegetables, return to boiling; cook until pasta is tender and vegetables are crisp-tender. Drain; return to saucepan.
  • 3 Add ham and spreadable cheese to pasta mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted and smooth.
  • 4 Remove rolls from oven. Brush with butter; sprinkle with dill weed. Serve warm with pasta mixture.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

You can use broccoli in place of the asparagus for a change of pace.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
1350mg
1350%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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