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Penne with Leeks, Smoked Ham and Asparagus

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4 servings, 1/4 recipe each

This recipe is inspired by the region of Campania in Italy.

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  • Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • 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.
  • Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add pasta sauce mixture and parsley; mix lightly.

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.


  • 4 servings, 1/4 recipe each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1/4 recipe each
Calories 430
% Daily Value
Total fat 17g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 1180mg
Carbohydrate 54g
Dietary fibre 2g
Sugars 7g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 10 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 35 %DV

* 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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