Ham and Cheese Bowties

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 2 ½ cups shredded Colby cheese
  • 4 ounces cooked ham, julienned
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  • Step 3

    In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.Saute garlic 30 seconds.Whisk in flour, salt and pepper.Cook and stir until smooth.Pour in milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly.Bring to a boil for 1 minute.Stir in mustard and Colby.Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted.Remove from heat and stir in pasta and ham.

  • Step 4

    Pour into a 2 quart baking dish.Sprinkle with Parmesan.

  • Step 5

    Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until bubbly and golden.

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