Creamy Zucchini, Ham & Pasta Recipe

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Low calorie, low fat - this saucy one dish meal is a comfort food unto its own yet one which won’t break your New Year’s resolution goals! Each serving at 291 calories, 21 g protein, 3 g fat, 29 carbs and 540 mg sodium and 18 g carbs ~ DIG IN WITH NO GUILT, FOLKS! (NOTE: A variation of this recipe using chicken and broccoli is posted. See "Useful Links" below the recipe.)

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Servings: 8
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Ingredients

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  • 8 ounces pasta (about 3 cups) such as a farfalle, mostaccioli or other tubular type, etc
  • 4 cups sliced zucchini (about 3 medium)
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon marjoram, crushed
  • 2 13-ounce cans evaporated skim milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups cooked ham, cut into strips (about 10 ounces)

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. Meanwhile In large saucepan combine zucchini, onion, and ½ cup water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer covered for 4-5 minutes until vegetables are tender-crisp; drain. Return to saucepan and set aside..
  3. For sauce, in a medium saucepan combine cornstarch, basil, marjoram, a little of the evaporated milk, and pepper. Stir in remaining milk; cook and stir til thickened and bubbly.
  4. Stir sauce, ham and pasta gently into vegetables; heat through.
  5. Yield: Serves 6-8.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 201g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 268  
Calories from Fat 68 25%
Total Fat 7.69g 10%
Saturated Fat 3.21g 13%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 774mg 32%
Potassium 541mg 15%
Total Carbs 31.26g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 6%
Sugars 6.6g 4%
Protein 18.05g 29%
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  • ShaleeDP
    April 3, 2013
    This looks interesting. I haven't tried zucchini and pasta together. I will try this soon.

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