Pronto Pasta Dinner

Pronto Pasta Dinner

Flavorful vegetables and ham are served over a bed of Parmesan noodles in this quick dinner recipe.

15 min. prep time
4 servings
252 Ratings


4 ounces (2 cups) uncooked dried egg noodles
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup sliced 1/4-inch green onions
2 medium (2 cups) zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
6 ounces cooked ham, cut into 1 1/2x1/4-inch strips*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired


Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain. Toss with 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Keep warm.

Meanwhile, melt remaining butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add onions, zucchini and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes.

Stir in corn, ham, salt and pepper. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until zucchini is crisply tender and mixture is heated through (3 to 5 minutes). Serve over hot cooked noodles with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.

*Substitute 6 ounces cooked link sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 300

Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 75mg

Sodium: 550mg

Carbohydrates: 35g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 13g

Recipe #5128B©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I did do a couple of things different than the recipe but structurally left it in tact. I watch my fat and didn't want the pasta as I was looking for a tasty veggie dish. I found it! I skipped the pasta entirely (when I do add pasta I would do whole wheat to keep it hearty) and used a little olive oil instead of butter. My ham was salty so I only put enough for flavor. Same with the parmesan. YUM! A great side dish.
I have a family of 5 and I will be doubling this recipe the next time. Everyone wanted another serving and there was nothing left!

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