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8 servings
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Meal Type:
Main Dishes
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Macaroni with Squash, Spinach & Ham

Great pasta dish that can be eaten however you like it, hot, warm or cold.



  1. Cook pasta according to directions.
  2. Add olive oil to a large non-stick pan, add chopped ham, cook for about 5 minutes or until desired crispiness.
  3. Add squash to the pan with ham and oil, cook for about 10 more minutes stirring occasionally until squash is golden brown.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste, add wine and cook about 5 more minutes.
  5. When done, add pasta and spinach, cook long enough for spinach to wilt. Serve.
  6. Note: Any shaped pasta like farfalle or campanelle can be substituted for elbow macaroni. Add thyme with the wine if you like thyme.
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not enough protein and too large a serving
20 Oct 10 by member: Sue4oor
I just wanted to add that a serving is about 2 cups or exactly what you see in the orange bowl in the photo.
for Nina's user vote
03 Dec 09 by member: NinaV


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Nutrition summary:

There are 494 calories in 1 serving of Macaroni with Squash, Spinach & Ham.
Calorie break-down: 20% fat, 55% carbs, 25% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 97
Calories 494
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 10.74g 17%
  Saturated Fat 1.906g 10%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.163g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 6.902g  
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 1082mg 45%
Potassium 594mg  
Total Carbohydrate 65.16g 22%
  Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
  Sugars 4.58g  
Protein 29.89g  
Vitamin A 2117% Vitamin C 375%
Calcium 60% Iron 152%
of RDI*
(494 calories)
25% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (55%)
Fat (20%)
Protein (25%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories