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Harvest Green Beans, Ham and Penne

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Harvest Green Beans, Ham and Penne
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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 5
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Enjoy this pasta dinner made using ham, squash, green beans and penne flavored with lemon-pepper seasoning that’s ready in 25 minutes – perfect for Italian cuisine.
Updated Nov 9, 2010

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. (2 1/2 cups) uncooked penne (tube-shaped pasta)
  • 8 oz. fresh green beans, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces (2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 small yellow summer squash, sliced
  • 1 cup bite-sized cooked ham strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves

Steps

  • 1
    Cook penne to desired doneness as directed on package, adding green beans during last 7 to 8 minutes of cooking time. Drain penne and beans.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add squash; cover and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tender.
  • 3
    Add ham, lemon-pepper seasoning, marjoram, cooked penne and green beans and remaining 1 tablespoon oil; mix well. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Frozen green beans can be used in place of the fresh green beans. Zucchini can be used in place of the yellow summer squash.
  • tip 2
    Cook the penne and green beans in advance. Toss them with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and place in a resealable food storage plastic bag. Refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Omit the 1 tablespoon of oil when adding the ham and seasoning to the penne and green beans.
  • tip 3
    Serve this easy penne dish with French bread and flavored sparkling water.

Nutrition Information

300 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 14g Protein, 44g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
6g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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