Creamy Ham and Penne Pasta
Recipe from RO*TEL

Zesty diced tomatoes, ham, and peas combine with penne pasta in a creamy sauce.

Creamy Ham and Penne Pasta

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Servings: 4
Serving size: 1 1/3  cups
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
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  • 8   ounces 
    dry penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1/2  cup 
    frozen green peas
  • 1  10  ounce can 
    Ro*Tel® Mild Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
  • 1  8  ounce package 
    1/3 less fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), cubed
  • 1/2  cup 
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4  cup 
    chopped fully cooked lean ham
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt; add peas last 2 minutes of cook time. Drain; set aside and keep warm.
In pan used for pasta, combine all remaining ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until cheese melts and mixture is bubbly. Stir in pasta and peas.
Cook's Tips:

If your family prefers more heat, use Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 474, Fat, total (g) 19, chol. (mg) 67, sat. fat (g) 10, carb. (g) 51, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 23, vit. A (IU) 1069, vit. C (mg) 5, sodium (mg) 801, calcium (mg) 192, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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