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.

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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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