Spaghetti with ham, veggies and white sauce in 20 minutes flat

Spaghetti with ham, veggies and white sauce in 20 minutes flat

Alex is having a small sleepover. I made roast chicken and bihon guisado (a no-meat version, actually, to go with the chicken) for a late lunch and I thought the leftovers would be enough for dinner. But Alex was craving for pasta. Having been baking all afternoon, I wasn’t inclined to make something that would require a lot of prepping. I wanted to indulge her but the pasta had to be fast and simple. And nothing can be simpler than this.

Spaghetti with ham, veggies and white sauce in 20 minutes flat

While the pasta was boiling, I cooked chopped onions and carrots in butter over low heat until the vegetables had softened a bit. I added chopped ham and sweet peas, poured in milk, added cream cheese, seasoned the mixture with salt and pepper then I let the sauce simmer just long enough to melt the cream cheese. I dumped in the cooked pasta, tossed everything together and Alex’s request was granted. No sweat on my part.

  • crisma

    How easy is that ? Easy , effortless, but a really thoughtful gesture because you granted your daughter’s request for pasta. ;)

    • http://casaveneracion.com/ Connie Veneracion

      I did it again yesterday hahaha Red sauce though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aarendal Albert ERT Rendal

    simple but yummy dish made with love & care….. ? it