Ham and Cheese Cowpoke Pasta Dinner

Ham and Cheese Cowpoke Pasta Dinner


1 package (16 ounces) cavatappi (corkscrew) pasta
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup low-fat (1%) milk
3 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
2 teaspoons garlic salt
2 teaspoons salt free lemon pepper seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
1 teaspoon dill weed
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 cup (8 ounces) reduced fat sour cream
2 cups cubed fully cooked lean ham
1½ cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced fat Monterrey Jack cheese
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese


1. Cook cavatappi according to package directions; drain.

2. In a large saucepan, melt butter; whisk in flour until smooth.

3. Gradually add milk and parsley, garlic salt, lemon-pepper, garlic powder, minced onion, dill weed, onion powder and pepper.

4. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

5. Reduce heat; fold in sour cream until blended.

6. Add ham and pasta; cook and stir until heated through.

7. Remove from the heat; stir in Monterrey Jack cheese, blending until melted.

8. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Makes 10 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 cup equals:

306 calories
9 grams fat (5 grams saturated fat)
27 mg cholesterol
612 mg sodium
38 grams carbohydrate
2 grams fiber
20 grams protein


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