Pasta. I love pasta in all forms. I saw this recipe and wanted to try it. The only problem is that I was supposed to have sausage pizza this weekend and I didn’t want two meals with sausage in a weekend. I was planning on using gouda for the dish and I had a thought – replace the sausage with ham. I love the combination of ham and gouda. I first had the combo when I was in caribbean. They have these pressed sandwiches at the airport made with ham and gouda. OMG – they are the best! I even bought an extra one so I could eat it on the plane back. Yea, the other passengers were jealous. 🙂
Ingredients – I thought there were a lot of items, but there really aren’t comparing to other recipes. See that milk? I didn’t think I had enough, but I forgot to check before I started the dish. Luckily, I had just barely enough. I didn’t use shell pasta as in the original recipe. Instead, I used corkscrew pasta – I saw it and wanted to use it and that was it 😉
Ingredients 2 – yea, I forgot some, but I remembered to add them in!!
Ham and broccoli
All sauced up. I don’t have any pictures of making the sauce since it was quick and I didn’t feel safe to leave the stove while it was cooking.
Topped with the second ingredients up there
All baked up. Stop licking the screen! This is not a view and taste website!
Plated on my dishes that always seem to match the food I am cooking.
It tasted so good. I was so happy with the results. I am definitely make this again. It was creamy, filling and just such a good comfort food. In fact, my mother told me that she is making a ham this weekend and the first thing I thought was that I could make this!! They always seem surprised that I actually cook. I can’t think of a single thing I would change…..besides what I already did 😉 I made this into 8 servings, but they just didn’t seem big enough, so I made it into 7 instead. Yea, I know, weird, but I just emptied one container into the others evenly to make 7