Rotini Pasta With Smoked Ham, Vegetables and 3 Cheeses

Total Time
35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

From the Jamaica Inn in Dunedin (near Tampa). I like to use 3-color rotini to add a little more color.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling water until tender but still firm to bite.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add ham, carrot zucchini, and mushrooms; saute until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add cream and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
  5. Combine cheeses in small bowl.
  6. Add to sauce by handfuls, stirring until melted after each addition.
  7. Stir in nutmeg.
  8. Drain pasta.
  9. Add to sauce and toss to coat.
  10. Transfer pasta and sauce to large bowl.
  11. Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese and parsley and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

The taste was great! I may have made a mistake in the ham I used. I used a whole ham that I smoked, and it didn't really "julienne", it kind of shredded. So I think that may have been responsible for the fact that all the cheese and sauce seemed to make little bricks around the shreds of ham. LOL. I think if I'd used a precooked processed smoked ham, that might not have happened. I tried adding a bit more cream, but that didn't seem to help. But loved the mix of pasta, zucchini, carrots and mushrooms with the ham. I followed your advice and used the tri-color rotini. Made for Bargain Basement tag. Thanks for sharing!