Ham Alfredo

30 March 2013

The Midnight Baker:ham alfredo
Ham Alfredo

Leftover Easter ham?  Try this for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

This is a quick and easy alfredo sauce.  It uses cream cheese.  I also changed up the usual parmesan cheese for asiago.

You can always use parmesan or romano.  I just happened to have a huge piece of asiago I had bought at Sam's a while ago.

And as usual, lower-fat alternatives may replace the regular milk and cream cheese for a healthier option.

Ham Alfredo
  • 4 oz ham either coarsely diced or julienne
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 3 oz grated or shredded asiago cheese
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder OR 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cooked pasta of your choice

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over med-low heat. 

Add cream cheese and garlic/garlic powder and beat with a wire whisk until there are no lumps.  Add milk gradually, whisking continually while adding.

Add the cheese and the pepper.  Whisk until cheese is incorporated; add ham and heat through.  Remove from heat--sauce will thicken slightly when removed from heat.

Serve over hot pasta.

Serves 2
ham alfredo
Ham Alfredo

ham alfredo
Ham Alfredo

ham alfredo
Ham Alfredo

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