Creamy Ham & Veggie Pasta

15/03/2021
Yields4 Servings

Everyone loves a creamy sauce. This recipe uses low-fat evaporated milk instead of cream for a healthier take on a family favourite.

Classification

NSW:   EVERYDAY  ACT: GREEN

Ingredients

 350 g penne pasta
 1 onion, sliced
 2 cloves garlic chopped
 150 g lean leg ham, sliced
 250 g mushrooms, sliced
 1 bunch English spinach, washed and chopped
 1 red capsicum, sliced
 1 x 375ml can low-fat evaporated milk
 ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

Method

1

Cook pasta according to packet directions and drain.

2

Sauté onion and garlic in a non-stick pan with a little water until onion is soft.

3

Add ham and mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are golden brown, adding a little water if necessary.

4

Add spinach and capsicum, cooking until spinach is wilted.

5

Add milk to vegetables and bring to the boil.

6

Remove from the heat. Add milk mixture to pasta and toss to combine.

7

Top with Parmesan cheese and serve.

Acknowledgement

http://healthywa.wa.gov.au/Recipes/A_E/Creamy-vegetable-pasta 

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/22854/low+fat+creamy+chicken+pasta

Ingredients

 350 g penne pasta
 1 onion, sliced
 2 cloves garlic chopped
 150 g lean leg ham, sliced
 250 g mushrooms, sliced
 1 bunch English spinach, washed and chopped
 1 red capsicum, sliced
 1 x 375ml can low-fat evaporated milk
 ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1

Cook pasta according to packet directions and drain.

2

Sauté onion and garlic in a non-stick pan with a little water until onion is soft.

3

Add ham and mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are golden brown, adding a little water if necessary.

4

Add spinach and capsicum, cooking until spinach is wilted.

5

Add milk to vegetables and bring to the boil.

6

Remove from the heat. Add milk mixture to pasta and toss to combine.

7

Top with Parmesan cheese and serve.

Creamy Ham & Veggie Pasta