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Easy Ham and Peas Spaghetti in Cheesy Garlic Sauce Recipe

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easy ham and peas spaghetti in cheesy garlic sauce recipe

easy ham and peas spaghetti in cheesy garlic sauce recipe

What I like about home cooking is that it gives me the freedom to cook whatever I want. Every time I crave something, I just check my refrigerator and pantry to see what's inside. Then, I simply mix and match my ingredients to come up with an outstanding dish.

Today, I craved pasta with white sauce. Unfortunately, I don't have any parmesan cheese, so I decided to use a mix of cheddar and mozzarella. It wasn't a bad choice because the result turned out well! It came out as a spaghetti version of mac and cheese. Feel free to try my recipe below.

ingredients for the garlic spaghetti recipe

ingredients for the garlic spaghetti recipe

Ingredients

  • 250 grams spaghetti
  • 2 pieces ham, cubed; cooked
  • 1/2 piece chicken cube
  • 3 cups pasta water
  • 1/2 cup cheese, mixed (cheddar and mozzarella)
  • 1/2 cup milk, warm
  • 1/4 cup peas, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Utensils

For Preparing the Ingredients:

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  • 1 Large Bowl
  • 2 Medium Bowls
  • 7 Small Bowls
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Chopping Board
  • Knife

For Cooking the Dish:

  • Pan
  • Whisk
  • Spoon

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

25 min

40 min

4

Instructions

  1. Boil salted water in a shallow pan or pot. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Reserve 3 cups pasta water.
  2. Cook garlic in melted butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook until garlic turns light brown.
  3. Whisk in pasta water and add chicken cube. Gradually incorporate the milk.
  4. Add ham, peas, and cheese into the mixture.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Bring the sauce to boil.
  6. Stir in cooked pasta. Serve immediately.

Tips and Techniques

  • Replace plain water with starchy pasta water to make a thicker sauce.
  • Add warm milk into the mixture to avoid it from curdling.
  • Slowly incorporate the milk to create a smooth mixture.
  • Use any kind of cheese available such as parmesan.
  • Salt the water for the pasta to make it tastier.

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