Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins
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.
- 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!)
- 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.
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.
Very good dish which we enjoyed. we used thin spaghetti instead of the linguine and also used skim milk. Very good! Thanks for sharing!