Pasta With Ham and Green Beans

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Photo by Charles Masters
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 518 calories
    • Fat 15 g
    • Sat Fat 7 g
    • Cholesterol 41 mg
    • Sodium 878 mg
    • Protein 22 g
    • Carbohydrate 73 g
    • Sugar 3 g
    • Fiber 6 g
    • Iron 4 mg
    • Calcium 57 mg

Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta and return it to the pot.Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the leeks in the butter over medium heat until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the ham, beans, and reserved cooking water, season with ¾ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper, and cook until the beans are just tender.Toss the pasta with the leek mixture and the lemon zest. 

Ingredients

  1. Check 3/4 pound spaghetti
  2. Check 2 leeks, thinly sliced
  3. Check 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  4. Check 6 ounces baked or deli ham, sliced and cut into strips
  5. Check 1 cup sliced green beans
  6. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  7. Check 2 teaspoons lemon zest

Directions

  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water; drain the pasta and return it to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the leeks in the butter over medium heat until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the ham, beans, and reserved cooking water, season with ¾ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper, and cook until the beans are just tender.
  3. Toss the pasta with the leek mixture and the lemon zest.