Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Cheese and Ham Tagliatelle

I needed a quick & simple dinner for the children tonight, as my Wee Man had hit his head and only wanted Mummy cuddles for most of the evening :( He sat with his Dad long enough for me to whip this up for them. The Wee Man even managed a few bites himself! He preferred the ice-poles that we were using to bring down the swelling. If Id had time, i would have added fried mushrooms to this too.

Serves 2 (or 3 children)

6 dried tagliatelle nests
1 pint milk
Pinch nutmeg
2 large handfuls of grated cheddar
1/2 tablespoon cornflour
Half tub of cream cheese with chives (or add your own chives)
3 slices of ham, diced

Boil the pasta nests in salted water as per the packet instructions (8-12 minutes usually).

Warm the milk in a sauce pan, and add the pinch of nutmeg. Mix the cornflour with the cheese, then add to the milk a bit at a time, allowing all the cheese to melt before adding more. Once all the cheese has melted into the milk, season then add the cream cheese. Allow this to also melt. Add the chopped ham & stir.

Drain the pasta and divide between bowls. Pour over the sauce, twirl with a fork to combine the sauce a little with the tagliatelle, and serve.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jen,

    Having grown tired of forever searching the same recipe sites for inspiration your site is a breath of fresh air, thank-you.

    I'm a stay at home dad of 2 toddlers so your beautifully written recipes are a joy to follow, even with the boys hanging off my jeans (as is often the case).

    For what its worth we'll be adding you to our 'blogs we like' list.

    Thanks again,