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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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