Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ham and Penne Milano

This recipe is from the Taste of Home magazine, although I'm not sure of the date. I copied it at the library one day while I was looking through it. I like spice and herbs and this had none so I sprinkled more pepper on mine than you'll probably want, but I liked it that way. The nutty crunch of the walnuts made it special. Of course, due to allergies and dislikes, I only put the walnuts in my serving. Alex, Elisa and I all liked it. Sabrina was at a friend's house for dinner, but wouldn't have eaten it anyway. She doesn't like pasta except for macaroni and cheese. Crazy little girl.

Ham and Penne Milano

16 oz. penne pasta
2 2/3 c. frozen broccoli or asparagus
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 T. butter
3 T. flour
1 (14 1/2-oz.) can chicken broth
1/4 c. milk
1 lb. chopped cooked ham
1 jar roasted sweet red peppers, drained and diced
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 t. pepper

Cook the pasta and then in the last 5 mins add the broccoli or asparagus. Saute garlic in butter for 1 minute. Stir in flour then slowly add chicken broth and milk. Bring to a boil; allow to thicken for 1-2 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Add the pasta and broccoliand toss to coat.


  1. That looks so good! I love nuts!
    Thanks for sharing. We'll be giving that one a try.

  2. YUM! I have walnuts from our tree and will definitely be putting them in my serving! I'm assuming the pasta and broccoli are drained before adding to the other ingredients. Of course they are! (silly me)
    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.
    I too like pepper, mine would look like yours.

  3. That sounds really good, and not that hard to do! Thanks for the recipe.

  4. I would love the nuts, too, but I don't think anyone else in the family would. I think this would be great with chicken, too.


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