Friday, June 19, 2015

Cheesy Ham and Mushroom Pasta

From: An old magazine cutout

12 oz. rotini
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup sliced white mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped ham
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup packed chopped fresh basil

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 7 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

Warm oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add onion, sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper and saute until translucent. Stir in mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until they give up their liquid, about 5 minutes. Mix in ham and cook until warmed through, stirring once or twice, 1-2 minutes. Add ham mixture, cheddar cheese and basil to pot with pasta. Toss to combine, moistening with cooking liquid if necessary.

Thumbs up! This is such a simple recipe, but it's so good. You can't go wrong with these ingredients, in my opinion. Perfect for lunch or a quick dinner!

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