Monday, April 11, 2011

Ham & Cheese Pasta

Yummy! This is a slightly different twist on creamy pasta, with dill, garlic and lemon pepper. I did modify the original recipe a bit to fit our family's tastes.

-Taste of Home, modified

8 oz. penne pasta
1 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 tsp. dried parsley flakes
3/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried minced onion
1/2 tsp. dill weed
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 cup sour cream
7 oz ham steak, cubed
1 1/2 cup (6 oz) shredded Mexican cheese blend
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In a Dutch oven, melt butter; whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk and seasonings. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Reduce heat; fold in sour cream until blended. Add ham and pasta; cook until heated through. Remove from the heat; stir in Mexican cheese blend until melted. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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