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Speedy Ziti

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


•1 10-ounce package frozen lima beans

•1 pound ziti pasta, uncooked

•2 teaspoons butter or margarine

•1 medium onion, chopped

•2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

•2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

•2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, preheated

•¼ cup lemon juice

•¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped

•12 ounces chopped, cooked ham (preferably prosciutto)

•salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


• Prepare the lima beans according to package directions and set aside. As the pasta begins cooking, melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the onion and cook for three minutes. Stir in the mustard and flour, mix well and increase heat to medium-high. Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and bring it quickly to a boil before stirring in the lemon juice, limas, parsley and ham. Toss pasta with the sauce, season with salt and pepper and serve.

Makes 4 servings.

Per Serving: about 750 calories and 14 grams (g) of fat.

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