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Parmesan Ham Pasta

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


6 servings

I always keep the ingredients for this pasta dish on hand, so I can whip it up pronto. People who try it always ask for the recipe.—Nancy Ringer, Dwight, Illinois


  • 1 package (16 ounces) bow tie pasta
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute ham and mushrooms in butter. Stir in flour and salt until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Reduce heat. Stir in spinach and cheese. Cook and stir until cheese is melted. Drain pasta; stir into the ham mixture.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 640 calories, 27g fat (15g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1322mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 29g protein.

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