Friday, March 28, 2008

Creamy Ziti

This was so cool!!!! It tasted okay but I loved the green color from the spinach. Hunter didn't like this but everyone else gave it about a 7.

Creamy Ziti

1 pound ziti, penne or other medium-size pasta
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
12 ounces lean turkey ham, cut into bite-size pieces
1 red bell pepper(about 1 cup), diced
1 cup non-fat sour cream
1 10-ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and drained well
3/4 cup skim milk
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon hot sauce

Salt and pepper to taste.

Prepare pasta according to package directions. While waiting for the water to boil or while pasta is cooking, warm the oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the ham and red pepper and cook until browned.
Meanwhile, puree the sour cream, spinach, milk, mustard, parsley, dill, lemon juice and hot sauce in a food processor or blender until very smooth. Add the puree to the ham mixture and heat to a simmer.

When pasta is done, drain it well. Toss pasta with sauce, season with salt and pepper and serve.


Anonymous said...

Looks yummy and I love the color of it, too! The bread looks good, too! :)

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

wow, Now that is GREEN! haha!