By Mama_Jennie on May 05, 2007
Photo by Chef shapeweaver ©
Photo by Chef shapeweaver ©
"This is based off of my Creamy Bacon & Leek Pasta. It's adapted for my husband and son who both prefer more simple meals. I love it because it takes less than 30 minutes to make and it pairs very nicely (as most pasta dishes do) with a salad and some bread. I hope you enjoy!"
Serving Size: 1 (188 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"This was one of the most disliked recipes I've made in a long time. It looks great, but with the ham, parmesan cheese and then adding in the teaspoon of salt, it's saline overload, and guaranteed to make your blood pressure rise. The only thing that might salvage it is the additional of broccoli or cauliflower to help ease up on the saltiness."
"Very good! I used sour cream and 1% milk because that's what I had...also added some shredded monterey jack cheese, and didn't need to add salt because the other things gave it enough flavor. DH definitely gave it two thumbs up, and it will make great leftovers for his lunch. Thanks!"
"We loved this this Mama_Jennie. Super easy and delicious too. I did omit the salt (my ham was quite salty) and I sprinkled on a bit of dill just for fun. It was awesome and I will make this again for sure. Thx for sharing your recipe!"
"This was made on 7/7/09 for mine and SO's dinner. The way that this is written even a beginner cook could whip this together in no time. I had some peas on hand that need to be used up so, I threw them in when the pasta was added. This was very easy, quick to put together, and most of all very tasty. This will be made again. Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) ""
"I made this for a quick weeknight meal. All the kids - ages 5 and 14 months - loved it! My husband and I enjoyed it too. I added some frozen peas to the pasta at the end to get a few veggies into the kids. We made it with farfalle. Definitely a keeper meal."
"This was quite good. Based on other reviewers who said it was alfredo like, I added a bit of grated nutmeg. I halved the recipe with no problems & added a cup of frozen peas in the last 5 minutes. Thanks for a great simple meal!"
"This was another keeper! We loved it. My kids weren't huge fans but I think that was due to the strong onion flavor since our onions were quite potent. My husband and devoured this though. Thanks for sharing."
"Very good and easy to make. Just added leeks, parsley, thyme and cheese to the mixture and also baked it for 20 min."
"I was very surprised by how delicious this sauce was. I definitely agree with *Parsley*, it was "alfredo-like". I've never made a "real" alfredo sauce, but this certainly tasted as good as any I have had in restaurants. Very good, and I will be making this again. Thank you for posting."
"Yummy and quick to make! I liked the mild "alfredo-like" sauce. My crew likes saucy pasta so I doubled the sauce for 1 lb of pasta. I used rotini pasta instead of bow ties. This was nice with steamed broccoli on the side. I think it would be great with broccoli stirred right in for a 1-dish meal. I'll try that. Thanx!"
"We enjoyed this. I used double the amount of milk and slightly more flour (about 6 TBS) to give more sauce. I had some strong cheddar in the fridge that I added and also some cooked broccoli. Have saved to favorites and will definitely make again. Thanks. xx"
"Yummy and easy dinner! I used skim milk and unsalted butter. I probably will try without adding extra salt as well since the ham and cheese is salty. I added in some pepper, too. Thank you for posting! :D"
"This was so simple and yet so good. My family also likes simple food so I jumped at the chance to make this for them. My sons loved it. I ended up using skim milk, macaroni and some deli ham and turkey (cut up). I don't think it affected the recipe in any way. This is a great "go-to" recipe for when my lunch meat is getting close to it's date. Thank you SO much."
"Wow! This was really really good! I was desperate to find something to do with the rest of my Christmas ham. My boyfriend was looking over my shoulder as I was going thru ham recipes. Glad he picked this one! Everything was on hand so there was no need to run to the store. We were out of farfalle and used rotini instead. The only bad thing was that my sauce ended up super thick - like mashed potatoes. Still tasted awesome. Thanks!!!"
"This was such a comfort food. I added some cheddar also. :) mmmm"
"This is a very mild pasta dish that my children (even the adults) enjoyed a great deal. It was easy to make and made leftover ham taste brand new ;) The sauce was enough for 12 ounces of the bow-tie pasta. I like this because it is based on a simple rue and white sauce, making it easy to whip up something tasty for dinner without opening a boxed meal (full of chemicals). Thanks for a great family, week-night meal Mama Jennie!"