Recipe by breezermom
This is a good recipe for kids...young ones seem to like it. :) I tell them the peas are balls! Not bad for adults either....nothing like ham and swiss.
Top Review by KateL
Kid-friendly, check. But as a "jaded" adult, I also loved this dish! I made 1/4 a recipe (2 shaved slices of ham), but used 2 oz. linguine. I'm keeping this on tap for "instant" dinners when DH has the patience of a gnat. Of course, I used the best deli ham at my deli, and Sargento's Artisan Swiss, but this mixture of flavors was comfort food at its best. Made for Photo Tag.
- 1 (8 ounce) package linguine
- 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄4 cup butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen English peas, thawed
- 1 (4 ounce) package ham, sliced, cut into thin strips
- 1⁄2 cup swiss cheese, shredded (2 oz, I usually use another oz!)
Directions See How It's Made
- Cook the linguine according to package directions. Drain well, and set aside.
- Saute onion in butter in a large skillet until tender. Add the garlic and cook about 30 seconds, until the garlic is fragrant. Add flour, and stir until blended. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is slightly thickened and bubbly. Stir in salt and pepper.
- Add peas; cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Add ham; cook until thoroughly heated.
- Remove from heat; add cheese, stirring until the cheese melts.
- Place linguine and sauce in a large serving bowl, and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.