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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


  • 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


For Preparing the Ingredients:

  • 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



  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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Travel Chef (author) from Manila on July 17, 2018:


It's okay. Maybe you don't noticed it because I made you hungry because of the title! Lol

Liz Westwood from UK on July 17, 2018:

Sorry. I was so focused on the title that I missed the food on the side!

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on July 17, 2018:

Hi Liz,

The picture of my finished product is the 1st picture. You can try to make this one. It's very easy! Plus it will definitely satisfy your cravings for pasta.

Liz Westwood from UK on July 17, 2018:

This a very useful recipe. Good that I didn't see a photo of the finished dish, as it would make me hungry.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on July 15, 2018:

Hi Eric,

It tasted so good! You can also try it at home! Thanks for dropping by.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on July 15, 2018:

I like the thoughts here and the recipe.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on July 15, 2018:

Hello Mary,

Yes, just throw everything you want in a pan then that's it! Enjoy the meal. No rules at all. Well as a chef, that's applicable for me at home and not at my workplace. lol

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on July 15, 2018:

We do mostly home cooking as we enjoy doing it. You are right about being able to satisfy your craving.

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