Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Ham and Vegetables Over Medium Shells

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  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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12 ounces medium size shells

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch dice

1/4 cup dry white wine

2 medium tomatoes, seeded and cut into strips

1/4 cup pimentos cut into slivers

12 ounces smoked black forest ham, cut into small dice

Salt and pepper

1/4 cup slivered pitted black nicoise olives

1/4 cup minced parsley


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add sliced onion and saute for 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and zucchini and saute a minute. Add white wine, cover and simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Remove lid, add tomatoes, pimentos, ham and simmer a couples of minutes just to heat through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and spoon over pasta. Garnish with sliced olives and parsley.