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Hot Italian Ham Pasta Salad

Healthy Exchanges Newsletter, January 2004, pg 5

Renee Gillium, St Louis MO shares an unusual, but very tasty, main dish salad - perfect for lunch or supper!

1/4 cup Kraft Fat Free Italian Dressing
1/4 cup Land O Lakes Fat Free Half & Half
1 full cup (6 oz) diced extra lean ham
1 (2 oz) jar chopped pimiento, drained
1 (2.5 oz( jar sliced mushrooms, drained
1 (1 oz) can cut green beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups cooked rotini pasta, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup (3 oz) shredded Kraft reduced fat mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Style Grated Topping
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Pour Italian dressing into a large skillet. Stir in half & half. Add ham , pimiento, mushrooms, green beans, and Rotini pasta. Cook over Medium-low heat until mixture is heated through, stirring often. Add mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and black pepper. Mix well to combine. Continue cooking until cheese melts, stirring often. Serve at once.

HINT: Usually a full 1 cup uncooked rotini pasta cooks to about 1 1/2 cups.

Serves 4 (1 cup) - Each serving equals:
HE: 2 1/4 Pr, 1 1/4 Ve, 3/4 Br, 8 OC
234 Calories, 5g Fa, 18g, Pr, 27g Ca, 909mg So, 213mg Cl, 3g Fi
Diabetic: 2 Mt, 1 Ve, 1 St

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