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Penne with Leeks, Smoked Ham and Asparagus
Penne with Leeks, Smoked Ham and Asparagus

Penne with Leeks, Smoked Ham and Asparagus

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Cook Minutes 25 Min
Prep : 25 Min
This recipe is inspired by the region of Campania in Italy.
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4 Servings
Original recipe yields 4 Servings
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3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 leek (white and light green parts only), finely chopped
1 shallot, finely chopped
1/2 lb. (225 g) fresh asparagus spears, blanched, cut crosswise in half
170 g smoked ham, cut into thin strips
1 jar (410 mL) Classico Alfredo di Capri Alfredo & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Sauce
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
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Step 1
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
Step 2
Meanwhile, heat oil in large deep nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add leeks and shallots; cook 5 to 7 min. or until softened, stirring frequently. Add asparagus, ham and pasta sauce; stir. Cook on medium-low heat 3 to 4 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently.
Step 3
Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add pasta sauce mixture and parsley; mix lightly.
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Special Extra
Add 1/4 cup Kraft 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese to drained cooked pasta along with the pasta sauce mixture and parsley.
How to Blanch Fresh Asparagus
Add asparagus to pan of boiling water; cook 2 to 3 min. or until bright green in colour. Drain, then immediately plunge asparagus into bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. When completely cool, drain and pat dry.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 17 g
Saturated fat 6 g
30 %
Cholesterol 80 mg
Sodium 1180 mg
49 %
Carbohydrate 54 g
Fibre 2 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 19 g
Vitamin A
6 %
Vitamin C
10 %
8 %
35 %
4 servings, 1/4 recipe each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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