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Pasta with Diced Ham, Bitter Greens, Shallots, and Tomatoes

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  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Shallots 3 Medium, chopped
  Shallots 3 Medium, finely chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), finely chopped
  Ham 1⁄2 Pound, cut in to chunks
  Ham 1⁄2 Pound, cut into 1/2 inch chunks (light style)
  Chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), reduced
  Reduced chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Canned salt free whole tomatoes 16 Ounce (1 can)
  Tomatoes 16 Ounce (1 Can Salt Free)
  Finely chopped italian parsley 2 Tablespoon (fresh)
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Double concentrate tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Mustard greens 1⁄4 Pound, cut into strips
  Mustard greens 1⁄4 Pound, stemmed and cut crosswise into 1/2 inch wide strips
  Pasta 1 Pound, cooked, drained

In a large skillet or saucepan, heat the oil with the shallots and garlic over moderate heat.
When they sizzle, add the ham and saute just until it begins to brown, about 5 minutes.
Add the chicken broth, stirring and scraping to deglaze the pan.
Then add the tomatoes, breaking them up with your hands, and stir in the parsley, tomato paste, sugar, and bay leaf.
Simmer the sauce until it is thick but still fairly liquid, 20 to 25 minutes, stirring in the greens about 10 minutes before the sauce is done.
Spoon over cooked pasta.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 703 Calories from Fat 96

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.2%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g9.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 78.3 mg26.1%

Sodium 253.4 mg10.6%

Total Carbohydrates 104 g34.6%

Dietary Fiber 9 g35.9%

Sugars 12.9 g

Protein 44 g88.8%

Vitamin A 183.1% Vitamin C 149.2%

Calcium 15.1% Iron 34.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pasta With Diced Ham, Bitter Greens, Shallots, And Tomatoes Recipe