Creamy (Turkey) Ham Ziti


1 pound Ziti, Penne or other medium shape pasta -- uncooked
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
12 ounces lean turkey ham -- cut into bite-size pieces
1 red bell pepper (about 1 cup) -- diced
1 cup non-fat sour cream
1 10-ounce package frozen spinach -- thawed and drained well
3/4 cup skim milk
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon hot sauce
Salt and pepper -- to taste

Prepare pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, warm the oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the ham and red pepper and cook until browned. Meanwhile, purée the sour cream, spinach, milk, mustard, parsley, dill, lemon juice and hot sauce in a food processor or blender until very smooth. Add the purée to the ham. Heat to a simmer.

When pasta is done, drain it well. Toss pasta with sauce, season with salt and pepper and serve.