Sunday, December 16, 2012

Creamy Ham & Penne Pasta

It's rare that you see 'creamy' & 'healthy' in the same recipe.  This was too good to pass up.

Recipe from Rotel.
Yields 4 servings.
244 calories per serving.

8 oz whole wheat penne
1/2 c frozen peas
10 can mild diced tomatoes & chillies, undrained
8 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 c cooked lean ham, chopped

Cook pasta according to package directions omitting salt.
Add peas last 2 minutes of cooking time.
Drain & set aside.

In the pot used for pasta, combine all remaining ingredients.
Cook & stir over medium heat until cheese melts & mixture is bubbly.

Stir in pasta & peas.

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