Gruyere and Ham Pasta

Gruyere and Ham Pasta Image by: Gruyere and Ham Pasta Author: Canadian Living

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

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2006

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon each dried thyme and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 cups Scoobi-Do pasta
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 cups cubed ham
  • 1 cup halved grape tomato

Method

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 facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 1732 mg
  • Protein 47 g
  • Calories 738.0
  • Total fat 28 g
  • Cholesterol 112 mg
  • Saturated fat 15 g
  • Total carbohydrate 76 g

%RDI

  • Iron 38.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 105.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 59.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 49.0
  • Vitamin C 20.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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