Pasta with HoneyBaked Ham and Spinach and Pecans
Corporate Chef, The HoneyBaked Ham Company
1 (9-ounce) package fresh cheese tortellini
1/4 cup pecans
2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
4 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
1/2 lb HoneyBaked Ham cut into strips
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Black pepper to taste
- Cook pasta according to package directions, drain (do not rinse) pasta.
Transfer pasta to a large bowl*.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, add nuts to pan and toast
for 1-2 minutes; stir occasionally. Add nuts to bowl.
- Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Add garlic to pan; cook two minutes
being careful not to burn the garlic. Add HoneyBaked Ham to pan and
cook for 1 minute. Add spinach to the pan and cook 2-3 minutes or until
the spinach is wilted.
- Add spinach and ham mixture to bowl. Add cheese and freshly ground
black pepper to bowl. Toss well.
Yield: 4 servings
*Chef's Tip: Fill a large heavy bowl for tossing pasta with very hot or boiling
water. Allow bowl to sit for several minutes and discard water right before adding
ingredients. The residual heat in the bowl will help keep the pasta warm as you