Tested till perfect Gruyere and Ham Pasta
Gruyere and Ham Pasta
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Gruyere and Ham Pasta

Ham gives a wonderful smoky flavour to cheese sauce. Any short pasta is suitable.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: October 2006

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp 2tbspbutter
  • 1 1oniononions, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspeach dried thyme and pepper
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspall purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2cupsmilk
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsshredded Gruyère cheese or Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp 1tspDijon mustard
  • 4 cups 4cupsScoobi-Do pasta
  • 2 cups 2cupschopped fresh spinach
  • 2 cups 2cupscubed ham
  • 1 cup 1cuphalved grape tomatogrape tomatoes
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Preparation

In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; fry onion, salt, thyme and pepper until onion is softened, 5 minutes.

Sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk in milk; cook, whisking, until thick enough to coat spoon, about 7 minutes. Stir in cheese and mustard; cook, stirring, until melted.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until tender but firm, about 8 minutes. Drain and return to pot. Add sauce, spinach, ham and tomatoes; toss to combine.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 738 pro 47g total fat 28g sat. fat 15g
carb 76g fibre 5g chol 112mg sodium 1,732mg

% RDI:

calcium 59 iron 38 vit A 49 vit C 20
folate 105
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