Ham and Spinach Two-Cheese Pasta


This hearty yet healthy ham and pasta bake is served in individual ramekins so there's no need to fight over the biggest portion.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
about 2 1/2 cups


  • cup dried whole grain or gluten-free penne pasta

  • 2 teaspoon olive oil

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup evaporated fat-free milk

  • ¼ cup shredded reduced-fat Italian-blend cheeses (1 ounce)

  • 2 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 1 5 ounce package fresh baby spinach

  • 2 ounce cubed lower sodium cooked ham


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a medium saucepan cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.

  2. In the same saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook about 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour, dry mustard, and pepper. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Cook and stir until slightly thickened. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Stir in Italian-blend cheese and 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan cheese until melted. Gently stir in pasta, spinach, and ham.

  3. Divide pasta mixture between two ungreased 10-ounce ramekins or individual casseroles. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until tops start to brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

322 Calories
10g Fat
38g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 322
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 522mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 23mg 115%
Calcium 411mg 32%
Iron 4.7mg 26%
Potassium 78mg 2%
Folate, total 149.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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