Ham and Peas Pasta with Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce
The perfect way to use up all your leftover ham! It is amazingly creamy, comforting and kid-friendly!
Dovetailing Tips: Use the left over ham from day 2 in todays recipe.
|4 cloves||garlic, minced|
|1 cup||chicken broth, or more, as needed|
|1/2 cup||half and half|
|1/2 cup||parmesan cheese|
|pepper, to taste|
|1 cup||frozen sweet pea|
|2 tablespoons||chopped fresh parsley leaves|
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
To make the garlic parmesan cream sauce, melt butter in the skillet skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
Gradually whisk in chicken broth, thyme and basil. Cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in half and half and Parmesan until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more half and half as needed; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Stir in spaghetti, ham and peas, and gently toss to combine.
Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.