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"Best"-over Ham & Pesto Pasta

Makes:
10 servings
Prep Time:
10
minutes
Total Time:
25
minutes
Have some extra ham from the holiday meal? Then try this delicious blend of ham, pasta and vegetables in creamy pesto sauce. This dish is so good, you’ll never think of this meal as leftovers.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 box (12 oz.) dry tri-color rotini or spiral shaped pasta (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1 bag (16 oz.) frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot medley
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 cups (8-oz. pkg.) shredded Italian cheese blend or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3 tablespoons jarred or refrigerated pesto with basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) cooked ham, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Directions:

COOK pasta according to package directions, adding frozen vegetables to boiling pasta water for last 2 minutes of cooking time; drain. Return pasta and vegetables to cooking pot.

MEANWHILE, COMBINE evaporated milk, cheese, pesto and black pepper in medium saucepan. Cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted. Remove from heat.

POUR cheese sauce over pasta and vegetables. Add ham; stir until combined.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/10 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 10 

  • Calories: 330
  • Calories from Fat: 110
  • Total Fat: 12g (18% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 6g (30% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 45mg (15% of DV)
  • Sodium: 560mg (23% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 36g (12% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (12% of DV)
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Vitamin A: 50% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 15% of DV
  • Calcium: 30% of DV
  • Iron: 10% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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"Best"-over Ham & Pesto Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 box (12 oz.) dry tri-color rotini or spiral shaped pasta (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1 bag (16 oz.) frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot medley
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 cups (8-oz. pkg.) shredded Italian cheese blend or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3 tablespoons jarred or refrigerated pesto with basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) cooked ham, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

 

Directions

COOK pasta according to package directions, adding frozen vegetables to boiling pasta water for last 2 minutes of cooking time; drain. Return pasta and vegetables to cooking pot.

MEANWHILE, COMBINE evaporated milk, cheese, pesto and black pepper in medium saucepan. Cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted. Remove from heat.

POUR cheese sauce over pasta and vegetables. Add ham; stir until combined.

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