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Pasta with Ham and Herbed Cheese

All You DECEMBER 2006

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Cook time: 15 Minutes
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$2.39


  • 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


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.

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 561
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 31g
  • Carbohydrate: 71g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 54mg
  • Sodium: 688mg

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