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Smoked ham and broccolini creamy pasta

10
Points
Total Time
30 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Who can go past a creamy pasta dish? Filled with greens and smoked ham, this lightened up version tastes just as good as the real deal.

Ingredients

Dry pasta

240 g, large spirals

Oil spray

2 x 3 second spray(s)

97% fat-free deli sliced ham

100 g, chopped

Brown onion

1 medium, finely chooped

Garlic

1 clove(s), crushed

Plain flour

1½ tbs

Skim milk

1¾ cup(s), (435ml), warmed

Broccolini

2 bunch(es), chopped

Frozen green peas

¾ cup(s), (90g), thawed

Grated parmesan cheese

¼ cup(s), finely grated

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water, following pack instructions, or until just tender. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, lightly spray a large non-stick frying pan with oil. Heat over high heat. Cook ham, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. Drain on paper towel.
  3. Lightly spray same pan with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until softened. Add flour. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Stir over low heat for 1-2 minutes or until mixture boils and slightly thickens. Add broccolini, peas and ham. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are just tender.
  4. Stir in cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Add pasta. Toss to combine.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Salad of witlof, baby rocket and cucumber ribbons drizzled with balsamic vinegar. TIP: You can also use wholemeal or gluten-free pasta. You can replace the broccolini with 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets.