Last night I needed something quick for dinner because of a night track meet. I had found this recipe on the back of a pasta box awhile ago and made a few changes to it. With the leftover ham from Easter this was the perfect choice. It was quick, easy and got great reviews from the clan. My picky eater had 3 helpings.
Skillet Ham & Cheese Pasta
1- 16 oz. box pasta
5 Tablespoons butter, divided
3 Tablespoons bread crumbs
3 Tablespoons flour
3 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups ham, cubed
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile in a large skillet over medium high heat, melt 1 Tablespoon butter. Add bread crumbs; cook until they are lightly browned. Remove from skillet.
I used unseasoned Panko bread crumbs. I think Parmesan flavored would have been good.
I just love the Panko bread crumbs.
In the same skillet over medium heat, melt remaining butter (4 Tbsp). Stir in flour, salt, pepper and cook, stirring for about 1 minute. Add milk all at once. Cook stirring constantly until mixture boils.
Cook 2 minutes more (mixture should start to thicken). Stir in 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese and ham.
Add hot drained pasta to skillet and toss to coat.
Top with remaining cheese (1/2 cup) and buttered crumbs.
Salt & pepper to taste.
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I like the sound of this one :)ReplyDelete
Great idea! I needed an idea to use up the last of the ham. Thank you!!!!!ReplyDelete
My little pasta eating princess' would love this!! Great recipe!ReplyDelete
What a GREAT!!! dish to make with all the leftover ham from easter. I also have lots of turkey. I posted the recipe that went with the pork skewers. I hope you enjoy.ReplyDelete
This sounds great!ReplyDelete
I always struggle with ham leftovers. There are only so many ham sanwiches or ham and eggs one can eat.
I will have to remember this!