Diabetes-friendly Penne Boscaiola

Here is a great quick, simple and healthy meal that is diabetes-friendly.

Diabetes-friendly penne boscaiola

Diabetes-friendly penne boscaiola

Photography by Rob Palmer

Cooking Time

30 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 375g dried wholemeal penne pasta
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 125g Primo 97% fat-free shaved leg ham, thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 400g button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup light cream for cooking
  • 185ml can light and creamy evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup salt-reduced chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped


  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water following packet directions, until tender. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, spray a large, deep non-stick frying-pan with oil. Place over medium-high heat. Add ham. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes or until golden. Add onion, mushroom and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until mushroom has softened.
  3. Add wine. Cook for 2 minutes or until wine has reduced by half. Add cream, milk and chicken stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce has slightly reduced. Place cornflour and 3 teaspoons cold water in a bowl. Stir until smooth. Add cornflour mixture to cream mixture. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Add pasta and parsley. Toss to combine. Serve.
  • Source

Super Food Ideas – May 2011, Page 31

Recipe by Kim Merideth


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