Pesto Pasta with Ham & Provolone

Difficulty Level
Advanced

Cook Time
35min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto sauce
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup Dietz & Watson™ Shaved Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 12oz box tri-color rotini or spiral shaped pasta
  • 1 16 oz. bag frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot medley
  • 12 oz Dietz & Watson™ Black Forest Ham, cut into ½ inch pieces

Directions

  1. 1 Cook pasta according to package directions, adding frozen vegetables to boiling pasta water for last 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain pasta and vegetables and return to cooking pot.
  2. 2 Heat heavy whipping cream and water in a small, saucepan over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
  3. 3 Add butter, pesto sauce, garlic powder and salt.
  4. 4 Reduce heat and continue to cook about 5 more minutes over low heat.
  5. 5 Stir in ½ cup parmesan cheese until melted. Pour cheese sauce over pasta and vegetables.
  6. 6 Add ham; stir until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.