Pasta with cream and ham (20min)

When you are starving but don’t have time to cook a simple pasta is my favorite option. There are pasta sauces that you can prepare when the pasta is cooking. An example is the tuna pasta I presented earlier. Today I would like to present you even simpler one. You will just need cream and ham and it takes 20 minutes (pasta cooking included!). :)

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For 2 generous portions (or 3 normal):
♥ 2 cups pasta (eg. pene)
♥ 400ml cream (eg. 30% fat)
♥ 200g ham
♥ salt to taste
♥ 1/2 teaspoon pepper
♥ 1 flat teaspoon cornstarch + 2 tablespoons water (optional, if you want the cream thicker)
♥ parmesan cheese, grated (optional)

1. Put the water for pasta to boil, salt it a bit and add pasta. Follow the instructions on your package.

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2. Pour cream into a deep frying pan and bring to boil. Add salt, pepper. Keep cooking for 5-7min, while stirring all the time, in order to reduce it a little bit (= evaporate an excess of water).

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3. If you like the sauce even thicker you might mix cornstarch with some cold water and add it to the cream (while stirring all the time).

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4. Add ham and mix everything well.

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5. Mix with pasta and it’s ready! You might serve it with some parmesan cheese if you feel like. ;)

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This simple sauce will be good with any of you favorite pasta!

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