Fresh and Healthy Asparagus Ham Pasta


2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
¾ pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 medium sweet yellow pepper, julienned
1 Tablespoon olive oil
3 cups diced fresh tomatoes (about 6 medium)
6 ounces boneless fully cooked ham, cubed
¼ cup minced fresh parsley
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese


1. Cook pasta according to package directions.

2. While pasta is cooking, sauté asparagus and yellow pepper in oil in a large nonstick frying pan until tender.

3. Add tomatoes and ham, heat through.

4. Drain pasta; add to the vegetable mixture.

5. Stir in seasonings. Sprinkle with cheese.

Makes 6 servings

Nutrition Information:

1⅓ cups equals:

198 calories
5 grams fat (1 grams saturated fat)
17 mg cholesterol
559 mg sodium
27 grams carbohydrate
3 grams fiber
12 grams protein

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