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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 257.6
  • Total Fat: 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 24.3 mg
  • Sodium: 480.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 14.5 g

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Lisa's quick pasta

Submitted by: METTAM

Introduction

I'll often make this as a quick lunch pasta for my hungry boys. It is highly flexible. Depending on what I have in I'll sometime use olive oil or a blend of butter and olive oil instead of margarine; whatever leftover cooked meat I have in the fridge (or make it without meat);and the veggie is whatever frozen veggie I've got in the freezer that everyone will eat. My kids all love broccoli, so that's the most common addition. I'll often make this as a quick lunch pasta for my hungry boys. It is highly flexible. Depending on what I have in I'll sometime use olive oil or a blend of butter and olive oil instead of margarine; whatever leftover cooked meat I have in the fridge (or make it without meat);and the veggie is whatever frozen veggie I've got in the freezer that everyone will eat. My kids all love broccoli, so that's the most common addition.
Number of Servings: 5

Ingredients

    Onions, raw, 1/2 cup, chopped
    Bell Pepper, Red - 1/2 cup chopped
    Ham Boneless, 8 oz (fully cooked)
    Macaroni, enriched, 3 cup elbow shaped
    Broccoli, frozen, 10 oz package
    Margarine-like spread, 2 tbsp
    basil, dried, 1 tsp
    Garlic powder, 1 tbsp
    Pepper, black, 1 tsp
    GV Grated Parmasan Cheese, 3 tbsp

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Directions

Put on a pot of salted water to boil while chopping the onion, red pepper and ham into similar size dice. When water boils, add the frozen peas, wait for water to come to a full boil again, then add the pasta. Cook until pasta is al dente.

While pasta and peas are cooking, add 1/2 tbsp of margarine to a separate pan over medium heat. When margarine is melted, add the onion and red or green pepper and saute until just starting to brown. Then add the ham and basil and continue to saute until the ham is heated through.

Drain the pasta and peas, add another 1/2 tbsp margarine to the pot they were in on the lowest heat setting. Put the pasta and peas back in, add the rest of the margarine, and the garlic powder and black pepper. Stir until mixed well and margarine is melted. Then mix the veggie and ham saute into the pasta. You can either mix in the cheese now, or if like me you have a child that doesn't like cheese, divide into individual bowls and sprinkle 1/2 tbsp of cheese onto each serving.


Serving Size: makes 5 1.5 cup servings






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