Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Penne and Ham Primavera

Originally posted at Mary's Kitchen.

Need a great recipe for your harvest?  Need a great recipe for leftovers?  After making a spiral ham I always have leftovers.  This is a great recipe to use up a bit of that ham.

Penne and Ham Primavera

2 cups uncooked whole wheat penne or mostaccioli pasta
1 cup sliced zucchini
1 cup sliced yellow summer squash
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
1/2 cup salad dressing
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Coarsely ground pepper, if desired

Cook pasta as directed on package, adding zucchini and yellow squash during last 3 to 4 minutes of cooking; drain.

Return pasta mixture to saucepan; add ham and dressing. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot. Sprinkle with basil, cheese and pepper.  A great addition to this dish is sauteed swiss chard fresh from the garden.

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