Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Ham and Peas

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 317.7
  • Total Fat: 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 21.1 mg
  • Sodium: 658.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 52.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.9 g
  • Protein: 17.4 g

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This is a South Beach Diet recipe. This is a South Beach Diet recipe.
Number of Servings: 4


    8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
    1.5 teaspoons olive oil
    1 small onion, chopped
    1 teaspoon of dried basil
    1/8 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
    1 cup of lean ham, diced
    3/4 cup of fat-free half and half
    1 cup frozen peas
    3 Tbsp. parmesan cheese
    salt and pepper to taste


Cook the pasta according to package driections, without salt. Before draining, reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain and set aside.

While the pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, basil, pepper flake. Cook until onions are translucent, about 2 minutes.

Add ham, half-and-half, and pasta water. Bring to a simmer and cook until the flavors blend and sauce thickes slightly, about 3 minutes.

Add peas and a pinch of salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes. Add pasta, toss to coat, reduce heat to low, and cook 1 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, and serve hot with cheese.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BRKWV5.

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  • I really like this one. I used whole wheat angle hair pasta and added mushrooms too. Wonderful! - 2/8/09

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  • This was quite good. I was looking for a low-cal recipe to use up some leftover Christmas ham I had in the freezer and this fit the bill. I am not a fan of peas and think next time I will substitute broccoli. Thanks for posting this one. - 1/19/09

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