Ham and Cheese Pasta Recipe
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Ham and Cheese Pasta Recipe

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Kids and adults alike will love this dressed-up version of creamy macaroni and cheese from our Test Kitchen.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 3/4 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 pound sliced deli ham, chopped

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding asparagus during the last 3 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter; add garlic. Stir in the flour, onion powder, pepper and thyme until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Reduce heat. Add cheeses; stir until melted. Stir in ham; heat through. Drain pasta and asparagus; toss with cheese mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Ham 'n' Cheese Pasta in Simple & Delicious May/June 2008, p6

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Reviewed May. 28, 2011

"I love this recipe! It has all the cheesy goodness that I love, and the ham and asparagus make it that much more delicious! It freezes well in small portions, which makes it even better."

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