Friday, March 7, 2008

Springtime Penne

(i haven't made this-i will next week-but doesn't it sound YUMMY!)
3 cups uncooked penne
1 lb. fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup butter or stick margarine
1/2 lb. cubed fully cooked ham

Cook pasta according to package directions. In a large skillet, saute asparagus and onion in butter for 5-8 minutes or until asparagus is crisp tender. Add the ham and sauce. Reduce heat; cook over low heat for 1 minute. Drain pasta and add to the asparagus mixture; toss to coat. Serve immediately.



Sauce
Melt 1 T. butter or margarine, add 1 T. flour, 1/4 tsp pepper and 1/8 tsp salt. Stir until smooth. Add 1/2 cup cream and 1/2 cup milk. Cook until it thickens.


Chef Truly*

2 comments:

The Orton's said...

Anything with cream is yummy, I will definitely try this. I wonder if you could substitute chicken for the ham since I'm not a big ham fan? What do you think? Give me some feedback. Thanks!

MUCKAMUCK said...

Sounds yummy--I will definitely make it--I will probably top it with some freshly grated parmesan cheese because I am a cheesie lady!G.G.