Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Cheese and Ham Tagliatelle
Serves 2 (or 3 children)
6 dried tagliatelle nests
1 pint milk
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.