?

Log in

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Creamed ham over noodles

It has occurred to me that I haven't posted a recipe here yet, so here ya go!

1-2 c chopped ham (I used canned ham, it was a lazy night)
1/2 onion chopped
2 stalks celery chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2c frozen peas
1/2 stick butter
flour (just a bit, for a roux)
3c milk, or more to  thin
1 cup ranch dressing (in bottle)
Shredded cheese, a good handful (I used mozz and a bit of cheddar)
salt and pepper to taste

pasta of your choice (I used spirals), cooked

Melt the butter, and soften the garlic in it.
Add the flour, just a couple tablespoons, and stir til creamy.
Cook for a minute or two, to rid the flour of the 'rawness'.
Add the milk, and whisk til incorporated.
Season to taste.

Add the celery, onion and ham, and let simmer a few minutes.
(the celery and onion should still have some crunch)
Throw in the peas and dressing, and your good!

At this point, you can do this 2 ways.  Throw in a handful of the
cheese, stir, and serve iimmediately over the noodles, using
more cheese as a topper.  Or, serve the sauce over the noodles
w/o the cheese in it, and just top it with cheese.  Either is good.

Serve with warm bread on the side.
This makes enough for 4 large bowls, I've found.
Also, this is good with chicken or turkey, too.

Profile

kitchen_witchy1
A Kitchen Witches Book Of Tasties

Latest Month

January 2012
S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031