Pasta With Ham and Green Beans

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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
  • May 2012

Ingredients

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