Creamy Pasta Shells with Broccoli and Ham

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 12 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 819
Fat 36 g
Satfat 19 g
Protein 27 g
Carbohydrate 97 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 107 mg
Sodium 849 mg

Ingredients

Salt and pepper
1 pound small pasta shells
4 cups small broccoli florets (from 1 medium head broccoli)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 ounces cooked ham, chopped
3/4 cup heavy cream, warmed
1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Preparation

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Add broccoli for last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking time. Drain and return to pot.

2. While pasta is cooking, melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add onion and sauté until softened, about 3 minutes. Add ham and cook, stirring, 2 minutes longer. Stir in cream, bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes.

3. Scrape cream mixture into pot with pasta and broccoli. Add cheese and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately, passing more Parmesan, if desired.

December 2010
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