Bow Ties With Ham And Spinach Sauce Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyCuisine
Main Ingredient


 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm)
 Shallots/1 small onion4
 Butter1 Tablespoon
 Olive oil/Vegetable oil1 Tablespoon
 Bow tie pasta1⁄2 Pound
 Heavy cream1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Dry white wine/Chicken broth1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Chicken broth1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Nutmeg1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Frozen chopped spinach10 Ounce, thawed (1 Package)
 Smoked ham1⁄2 Pound

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1906 Calories from Fat 1183

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 134 g206.5%

Saturated Fat 69.6 g348.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 506.2 mg

Sodium 2771.6 mg115.5%

Total Carbohydrates 95 g31.7%

Dietary Fiber 9 g36%

Sugars 6.7 g

Protein 62 g124.1%

Vitamin A 635.9% Vitamin C 153.8%

Calcium 52.7% Iron 66%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1 Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
2 Meanwhile, in a food processor, mince the garlic. Add the shallots (or onion) and coarsely chop.
3 In a large skillet, warm the butter in the oil over medium heat until the butter is melted. Add the garlic-shallot mixture and cook, stirring, until the shallots begin to brown, about 5 minutes.
4 Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente, 10 to 12 minutes, or according to package directions.
5 Meanwhile, add the cream, white wine, chicken broth, nutmeg and pepper to the skillet. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6 Squeeze the spinach dry in several layers of paper towel. Increase the heat under the sauce to medium-high and bring to a boil. Stir in the spinach and let the mixture return to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes, or until the spinach is cooked through.
7 Cut: the ham into matchsticks.
8 Drain the pasta and toss with the ham and spinach sauce.