Low-Fat Creamy Mushroom Cavatappi

Recipe courtesy Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping
Show: Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping Episode: Start the Year Off Right
TOTAL TIME: 30 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 20 min
 
YIELD: 6 main dish servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • Salt
  • 12 ounces cavatappi (corkscrew-shaped tube pasta; sub: penne)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped (4 to 6 ounces)
  • One 8-ounce package sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups 1-percent milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus additional for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • One 10-ounce package frozen peas
  • 8 ounces deli-sliced ham, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
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Directions

Bring a large covered saucepot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package instructions.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high and stir in the mushrooms. Cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms are golden and most of the liquid has evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the mushroom mixture to a small bowl.

In a 2-cup liquid measuring cup, whisk the cornstarch into the milk. Add to the same skillet and heat to boiling over medium heat, whisking frequently. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove the skillet from the heat and whisk in the Parmesan, 1/4 teaspoon salt and the pepper.

Place the peas in a colander. Pour the pasta over the peas. Drain and return to the saucepot. Stir in the mushroom mixture, cheese sauce and ham; toss to coat. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan.

Each 1 1/2 cup serving: about 400 calories, 23 g protein, 57 g carbohydrate, 8 g total fat (3 g saturated), 28 mg cholesterol, 880 mg sodium, 5 g fiber

Make it a Drop 5 Meal by adding:

3 cups mixed greens tossed with 100 calories of dressing. 520 complete meal calories.

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  • on December 08, 2012

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    I always add peas to any pasta dish and ppl look at me like I am crazy LOL. I substituted chicken breast for the ham and it was so delicious. Thank you so much; I was wondering how I could thicken my LF milk to begin a white sauce and there you were. I will use this technique and think abt you.

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  • on August 14, 2012

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    Thank You Melissa, I have never cooked anything before beside boiling eggs, I Tried this Recipe but added steamed spinach to the Low Cal Alfredo sauce and replaced the Ham with left over grilled chicken breast cubes cut into slices and the Result was WWWWWWOOOOOOOWWWWW Tastes like as it came out of an outdoor Restaurant...and i was wth!!?? yaaaaaaaay..i did it, i can cook : Another 10 Stars for this Recipe because it doesn't contain EXOTIC Ingredients that are not found in Egypt like Mango Chutney, Low sodium Soy Sauce, Low fat yellow cheese, Low cal Sour cream, Salsa Verde....i've seen the first 3 episodes and this is the only food recipe that i enjoyed since its ingredients are all available (i'm talking about food not desserts nor snacks Thanks Again for this Great Recipe :

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  • on July 30, 2012

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    A great non-meat dish if you eliminate the ham!

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