Bow Ties Alfredo With Ham and Peas (Or Broccoli)
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- Ready In:
- 3⁄4 lb bow tie pasta
- 1 cup frozen peas or 2 cups cooked broccoli florets
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt (seems like alot but isn't salty)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄4 lb sliced lean ham, cut into slivers
- Bring large of lightly salted water to boiling.
- Add pasta; cook 12 minutes or until firm but tender.
- Add peas for last 3 minutes of cooking.
- Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta cooking water; drain water.
- Meanwhile, shake together flour and milk in jar with tight-fitting lid until blended.
- Heat butter in saucepan over medium heat.
- Add garlic, saute 1 minute.
- Whisk in milk mixture.
- Simmer 3 minutes.
- Whisk in cream cheese, 2 tablespoons parmesan, salt and pepper.
- Simmer, whisking, 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Toss together pasta, peas or broccoli, sauce and ham in large bowl.
- Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water, tossing to make creamy sauce.
- Top with remaining parmesan.
- Serve hot.
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This was a very yummy dish! Had my 5 yr old DS help me w/ preparation - he loves to whisk & stir! <LOL> A great addition to my recipes! We'll be having this one often! I made this w/ the peas, extra garlic - & then when it was completely finished & ready to serve, I sprinkled it w/ Parmesan & Roman cheeses. MMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm good! Thanks for sharing!
Very good, I've made this a few times now and it is very yummy and easy. One time I did forget to save the cooking water from the pasta and it makes a huge difference in the texture of this dish. Now I keep a measuring cup in the sink so I can't forget when i drain the pasta! Thanks for posting love this recipe!
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Wow! Three helpings later I can say this was delicious! I used 2 small cans of canned ham, and doubled the alfredo sauce. In the sauce I used heavy cream instead of the milk and flour. Since I doubled the sauce, I did not use the pasta water. It was done in under half an hour and will be added to our pasta rotation. Easy and delicious. It doesn't get any better than taht!