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Penne with Broccoli, Ham, and Cheese

September 2010

Recipe and photo courtesy of Dreamfields® Pasta

A recipe that always comes out when there is leftover ham in the refrigerator, this colorful and very healthy dish tastes great. Use just deli ham from the grocery store or dress it up with some fancy cured ham such as real Italian Prosciutto.

Ingredients & Methods

Makes 6 servings

Nutrition at a Glance (1/6 of recipe)
Protein18 g
Sodium534 mg
Digestible carbs*8 g
Fiber6 g
Cholesterol22 mg
Total fat5 g
(Sat. fat)2 g


Cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli florets during last 2 minutes. Drain well.

In large bowl combine pasta, broccoli and ham. Add cheese; toss gently. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Note: One 10-ounce package frozen broccoli, thawed, can be substituted for the florets. Add to drained pasta with ham. Continue as recipe directs. 

*If traditional pasta is used in this recipe there is a total of 48 g carbohydrate. For more information go to

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