Creamy Ham Penne

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Ingredients:

2 cups uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 cup fat-free milk
1 package (6-1/2 ounces) reduced-fat garlic-herb spreadable cheese
1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
1/4 teaspoon pepper

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Directions

In a large saucepan, cook penne according to package directions, adding broccoli during the last 5 minutes of cooking.

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Drain and rinse under cod water. Remove and set aside

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In the same pan, combine milk and spreadable cheese. Cook and stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Add the ham, pepper to mixture; heat through

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Add penne/broccoli mixture to ham/cream mixture and carefully mix well until all pasta is coated.

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Delicious

1-1/4 cups equals 371 calories, 8 g fat, 7 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Originally published as Creamy Ham Penne in Healthy Cooking October/November 2012, p27

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