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Bow Ties Alfredo with Ham and Peas Recipe

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This recipe for Bow Ties Alfredo with Ham and Peas, by , is from Mom's Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Rene' Cheney
Added: Thursday, June 19, 2008


3/4 pound bow tie pasta
1 cup frozen peas, ( or 2 cups cooked broccoli florets)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon salted butter
3 cloves garlic, chopped
4 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 pd. lean sliced ham , cut into slivers

1. Bring large pot of lightly salted water to boiling for pasta. Add pasta; cook
12 minutes or until firm but tender. Add peas for last 3 minutes of cooking. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta cooking water;drain pasta.
2. Meanwhile, shake together flour and milk in jar with tight-fitting lid until blended. Heat butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; saute 1 minute.
3. Whisk in milk mixture.Simmer 3 minutes.Whisk in cream cheese,2 tablespoons Parmesan, salt and pepper. Simmer,whisking,2 minutes. Remove from heat.
4. Toss together pasta, sauce,and ham in a large bowl. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water, tossing to make creamy sauce. Top with remaining Parmesan. Serve hot.




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