Pasta With Ham and Green Beans

Pasta With Ham and Green Beans
Charles Masters
Top the pasta with lemon zest to add a bright, fresh zing.

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Serves 4
preparation
25
minutes
cooking
25
minutes

Ingredients

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

 

Sue Li
May 2012

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 518
  • 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
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.