Saturday, January 17, 2009

Spaghetti-Ham Pie

Another new recipe to share. I know, if I keep this up, y'all are going to think this is a foodie blog.

I'm in a mode where I've been trying new recipes regularly. It usually happens this time of year because it's cold outside and I don't mind being inside and heating up the kitchen. Trust me, as the weather warms, I won't be doing nearly as much in the kitchen.

I've been spending a lot of time in the pages of this book, which is where I found this recipe.

It went together quick and easy and most importantly, everyone at my house liked it.

Spaghetti-Ham Pie
6 oz. spaghetti, cooked
3 or 4 cloves garlic, minced
2 1/2 T olive oil
1/4 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 c. milk
3/4 c. half -n-half
3/4 c. chopped, cooked ham
3/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain and set aside.

Saute' garlic in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat 5 minutes. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk and half-n-half; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Stir in spaghetti, ham, and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese.

Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 9-inch pieplate; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 c. plus 2 T Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 425 for 20 to 22 minutes or until lightly browned. Serves 6. Serve with a big salad.

3 comments:

dmoms said...

oh, yeah - my kids would like that

Kerri said...

I made a friend's recipe for Baked Spaghetti Pie, but it wasn't the one I was looking for. Good thing I tried it out before company comes over for it. Hmm, your recipe I think my boys would like and I know I have all of the ingredients in my possession. I'm thinking TOMORROW! :) Thanks for sharing~

Jenni said...

This is like a casserole version of something I make called Fettuccine Alla Papaplini. The recipe I make calls for onions and mushrooms as well, and I always use extra Parmesan. It's one of the kids' favorite meals.