Ranch Ham and Cheese Pasta

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Ingredients: 

1 (16 ounce) package penne
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup fat-free milk
2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon dried minced onion
½ teaspoon dill weed
¼ teaspoon onion powder
⅛ teaspoon pepper
1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
2 cups cubed fully cooked lean ham
1½ cups shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions:

1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, melt butter; whisk in flour until smooth.

3. Gradually add milk and seasonings. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

4. Reduce heat; fold in sour cream until blended. Add ham and pasta; cook and stir until heated through.

5. Remove from heat; stir in Mexican cheese blend until melted. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.

Serves 10

Per serving
Calories 306
Total Fat 9g
Sat 5g
Protein 20g
Carb 38g
Fiber 2g
Cholesterol 27mg
Sodium 612mg

Diabetic Exchanges: 2½ starch, 2 lean meat