Mushrooms and Pasta in Garlic Parmesan Sauce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 30 min.
With the help of your microwave, you'll have this savory, Italian-inspired dinner ready in no time flat.


  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Tbs garlic, minced
  • 8 oz (cut in 1 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch strips) cooked ham, low sodium
  • 2 cups (cut in 1 inch by 1/4 inch pieces) zucchini
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbs cornstarch
  • 1 can (13 3/4) ounces chicken broth
  • 2 Tbs butter, unsalted
  • 1 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 16 oz rotini (corkscrew) pasta


  • Cook pasta according to directions on package; drain and put in a large serving bowl. Place garlic and butter in a 12"x 8"x2" microwaveable baking pan. Microwave on high until garlic is softened, about 2 minutes. Stir mushrooms into butter, microwave uncovered on high until mushrooms are nearly tender, about 8 minutes, stirring once. In a cup combine chicken broth, cornstarch, salt and black pepper until smooth; stir into mushrooms. Microwave uncovered on high until hot, about 8 minutes, stirring once. Add zucchini, ham and cherry tomatoes; microwave uncovered on high until mixture thickens and boils, about 9 minutes, stirring twice. Stir in Parmesan cheese; pour over reserved pasta; toss gently. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 494
  Calories from Fat 114 (23%)
(20%)Total Fat 13g
(32%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(15%)Cholesterol 45mg
(27%)Sodium 657mg
(21%)Potassium 723mg
Total Carbohydrate 67g
(14%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(57%)Protein 29g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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