Harvest Green Beans, Ham and Penne

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 5
Harvest Green Beans, Ham and Penne

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

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  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • Frozen green beans can be used in place of the fresh green beans. Zucchini can be used in place of the yellow summer squash.
  • 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.
  • Serve this easy penne dish with French bread and flavored sparkling water.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
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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