Italian One-Dish Skillet Ham and Cheese

Servings 4 people


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ham cubed
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced eggplant
  • 1/3 cup chopped zucchini
  • 8 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup low fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim Mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat; add ham and cook for 2 minutes or until warm and lightly browned.
  • Add next 8 ingredients (oregano through eggplant) and cook for an additional 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp. Add zucchini, tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  • Bring mixture to a light boil and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in Ricotta cheese then top with shredded Mozzarella.
  • Cover skillet, remove from heat and allow mixture to set for 5 minutes or until Mozzarella has melted. Serve immediately.


LC SERVING SUGGESTION: A big salad of mixed baby greens, sliced red onion and avocado, tossed with red wine vinaigrette.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Add some garlic toast.
KOSHER: Use chopped chicken thighs and skip the cheeses.
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure ham, canned tomatoes, and tomato sauce are gluten-free.
NUTRITION: per serving: 437 Calories; 20g Fat; 48g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 108mg Cholesterol; 3459mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 6 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat. Points: 11
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