Low-Fat Ham and Sour Cream Pasta

Creamy pasta made using low-fat ham, bell pepper and celery - a distinctive baked meal!

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

7 1/2
oz. (3 cups) uncooked bow tie pasta (farfalle)
2
(8-oz.) containers light sour cream
1
(12-oz.) container nonfat cottage cheese
1
tablespoon all purpose or unbleached flour
3/4
cup milk
2
eggs
2
cups cubed extra-lean cooked ham
1/2
cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2
cup finely chopped celery

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  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 325°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In blender container, combine sour cream, cottage cheese, flour, milk and eggs; blend well. In large bowl, combine ham, bell pepper and celery; mix well.
  • 3 Add cottage cheese mixture and cooked pasta to ham mixture; mix well. Pour into sprayed baking dish. Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; place, sprayed side down, over baking dish.
  • 4 Bake at 325°F. for 50 to 60 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir before serving.
  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 325°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In blender container, combine sour cream, cottage cheese, flour, milk and eggs; blend well. In large bowl, combine ham, bell pepper and celery; mix well.
  • 3 Add cottage cheese mixture and cooked pasta to ham mixture; mix well. Pour into sprayed baking dish. Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; place, sprayed side down, over baking dish.
  • 4 Bake at 325°F. for 50 to 60 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir before serving.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Select a stalk of celery that is heavy for its size. Celery should be light green; the darker green stalks can be stringly and touch.

Pasta nuggets (radiatore) or rotini can be used instead of bow tie pasta.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Cholesterol
125mg
125%;
Sodium
1150mg
1150%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.