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Heart Health Recipe- Skillet Ham Hash

From the American Heart Association- Go Red For Women

Skillet Ham Hash

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 large green bell pepper, diced
1 large red bell pepper, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 cup diced lower-sodium, low-fat ham (about 4 ounces), all visible fat discarded
3 cups frozen fat-free southern-style diced hash brown potatoes, thawed
1/2 teaspoon salt-free Cajun or Creole seasoning blend
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutrition Facts
Calories 205
Total Fat 3.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.0 g
Cholesterol 12 mg
Sodium 421 mg
Carbohydrates 36 g
Fiber 5 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 9 g

Dietary Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the bell peppers and onion for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft and the bell pepper is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in the ham. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the hash browns and seasoning blend. Cook without stirring for 4 minutes, or until the bottom is golden brown. Stir (the golden-brown pieces will be redistributed). Cook without stirring for 4 minutes, or until the bottom is golden brown and the mixture is heated through.
  3. Stir in the parsley, salt, and pepper.

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