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Pasta with Ham and Herbed Cheese

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield 4 Servings


  • 1 pound whole-wheat spiral pasta
  • 2 (5 oz.) packages soft herbed cheese, such as Alouette or Boursin
  • 1/4 pound boiled ham, cut into cubes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

Nutrition Information

  • calories 561
  • fat 14 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • protein 31 g
  • carbohydrate 71 g
  • fiber 12 g
  • cholesterol 54 mg
  • sodium 688 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and prepare pasta according to package directions. Set aside 1 cup pasta cooking water and drain pasta. Return pasta to pot; crumble pieces of cheese over pasta.

  2. Add ham, salt and pepper to taste and parsley to pasta mixture. Pour in 1/2 cup pasta cooking water and toss or stir until cheese is melted and pasta is coated. Stir in more cooking water if mixture looks dry.