We’re Hammin’ Creamy Pasta

This is a recipe that one of our Moms (Marlee’s) makes whenever we have leftover Honey Baked Ham.

This is such a simple recipe and it utilizes a lot of ingredients you may already have in your pantry. So it’s delicious and it helps you clear your pantry.

Also, be mindful about adding salt. Ham is already incredibly salty and if you add too much, the dish can very easily be over salted! And it’s much easier to fix and under salted dish than an over salted dish.

We’re Hammin’ Creamy Pasta


Ingredients

  • Leftover ham from Easter (or any other fun Ham-casion)
  • All those leftover peas in the freezer
  • Onion or shallot or BOTH
  • Chicken broth
  • Cream of mushroom or chicken soup
  • Pasta
  • Cayenne pepper
  • White pepper
  • Salt
  • Fresh Ground Pepper

Step 1: Dice the shalion (shallot/onion) and ham.

Step 2: Heat pan with some olive oil, when ready, sauté the shalions. (We added a splash of white wine to deglaze the pan, INA style).

Step 3: Add chicken broth, then cream of mushroom soup. Whisk until it’s smooth.

Step 4: Add spices: cayenne, white pepper, salt and black pepper.

Step 5: Cook pasta, drain, put back into the boiling pot, and add the sauce.

Step 6: Mix in ham and peas, give it all a good mix and enjoy!

We’re Hammin’ Creamy Pasta

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Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

So we all know, that when we order Chinese food, no matter what you order, they always give you a ton of rice. More rice than anyone can eat in one sitting, and today’s recipe  utilizes all that extra rice we have sitting in our fridge.

And like most of our recipes, the amount of zucchini, onions and rice is subject to change on how many people you plan on feeding. You can also make this with fresh rice, I did for lunch yesterday and it was delicious!

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl


Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

Ingredients 

  • Left over rice
  • 1 to 2 zucchini’s(sliced to half moons)
  • 1 Onion (sliced)
  • Soy Sauce
  • Olive Oil

Step 1:

In a non sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

Slice the Zucchini into half moons and the onions into slices.

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

Step 2: 

When the oil is hot, add onion and zucchini and a splash of soy sauce. Stir until zucchini and onion soften. Add a couple more dashes of soy sauce to season. You can also add fresh ground pepper to taste.

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

Step 3: 

Just before the zucchini and onions are done cooking, add the rice, and a few more dashes of soy sauce to season the rice. Stir until combined and cover until rice is warmed. Remove from heat, and enjoy!

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl

Zucchini and Onion Rice Bowl