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!