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Ham and Asparagus Pasta

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Category: Vegetables, Pasta, Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 3/4 lb Fresh asparagus spears or
  • - one 10-oz. pkg. frozen
  • - asparagus
  • 2 cn (14-1/2-oz.) stewed tomatoes
  • - cut up
  • 1 tb Dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 ts Dried basil, crushed
  • 1/2 ts Dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/8 ts Ground red pepper (optional)
  • 1 c Evaporated skim milk
  • 10-oz. multicolored pasta
  • - such as wagon wheel or
  • - corkscrew
  • 6 oz Lean fully cooked ham, cut
  • - into bite-size strips
  • 1 sm Red or green sweet pepper
  • - cut into strips
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (opt)


Snap off and discard the woody bases from the fresh asparagus, if using.
Bias-slice the asparagus into 1-inch pieces. (Or thaw and drain the frozen

FOR SAUCE, in a medium saucepan combine stewed tomatoes, parsley, basil,
oregano, and ground red pepper, if desired. Bring to boiling. Simmer the
sauce, uncovered, about 15 minutes or till reduced to 2-1/2 cups, stirring
occasionally. Add the evaporated milk all at once, stirring constantly.
Heat mixture through; do not boil.

Meanwhile, prepare pasta according to package directions EXCEPT add the
asparagus, ham and sweet pepper to the boiling water during the last 4
minutes of cooking time. Drain pasta and vegetables.

To serve, place pasta mixture on a serving plater. Spoon the sauce over the
pasta. Serve with Parmesa cheese, if desired. Serve at once.

Makes 4 or 5 main-dish servings.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: 465 calories, 4 g fat, 15 meg chol.

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