dish
Penne with Spring Peas, Onions and Ham

4
Serves
539
Calories
15
Nutrients
14
Vitamins

Ingredients

3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cups fresh, shelled peas
4 ounces boiled, unsmoked lean ham , cut into 1/4-inch wide strips
12 ounces penne pasta
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped, fresh Italian parsley

Cooking Instructions

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

2. In a medium skillet, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the onion with a dash of salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the peas and cook for 5 minutes or longer, depending on their size and freshness. Add the ham and cook for 2 minutes more.

3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta until it is al dente, about 10 to 12 minutes. Drain. Toss with the remaining olive oil, onion, peas, ham, 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese and 2 tablespoons of the parsley.

4. Divide the pasta among 4 warmed pasta bowls and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan and parsley. Serve immediately.

Serving Size: 1 bowl

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 4
Calories
539
Protein
23 g
Total Carbohydrate
77 g
Dietary Fiber
6 g
Soluble Fiber
2 g
Sugar
8 g
Total Fat
15 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
Monounsaturated Fat
9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
2 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
18 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
2 g
Percent Calories from Protein
17 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
57 %
Percent Calories from Fat
25 %
Vitamin A
686 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
1 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
1 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
9 mg
Vitamin B6
0 mg
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
Vitamin C
35 mg
Vitamin D
0 IU
Folate
255 mcg
Vitamin E
2 IU
Pantothenic Acid
1 mg
Calcium
131 mg
Iron
5 mg
Phosphorus
327 mg
Potassium
474 mg
Sodium
651 mg
Zinc
3 mg