Ham Cheese & Broccoli Pasta Skillet

Ham Cheese & Broccoli Pasta Skillet
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Mac and cheese brought to a whole new, glorious level!  This one-skillet meal has everything you need for an easy dinner, including smokey, delicious ham, fresh broccoli, and pasta all in an amazing two cheese sauce!  Best of all, this simple pasta dinner is done and on the table in under 30 minutes!

Mac and cheese brought to a whole new, glorious level!  This one-skillet meal has everything you need for an easy dinner, including smokey, delicious ham, fresh broccoli, and pasta all in an amazing two cheese sauce!  Best of all, this simple pasta dinner is done and on the table in under 30 minutes!

Do you have go-to meals that you make for your family time and time again?  Tried and true recipes that are easy to make that you know everyone at the table will love?  This Ham Cheese & Broccoli Pasta Skillet is one of those meals for our family.  Like many kids, my 7-year-old is a HUGE mac & cheese guy, and ham is his preferred meat, so this pasta skillet is one that he loves.  My husband and I love pasta and the addition of the smokey, delicious ham is a bonus for us all!

This one-skillet meal has everything you need for a fantastic dinner, including smokey, delicious ham, fresh broccoli, and pasta all in an amazing two cheese sauce! Best of all, this easy pasta dinner is done and on the table in under 30 minutes!

The ham that I use in this awesome pasta dish is the Boar’s Head SmokeMaster Black Forest Ham!  I got this ham at my local grocery store at the deli section.  I had the ham sliced extra thick, which makes for a wonderful addition to my pasta dish.

This ham is naturally smoked with imported German Beechwood, which results in an amazing, smokey flavor that is complimentary with the cheese sauce and broccoli in the pasta dish.  I really love cooking with the Boards Head SmokeMaster Black Forest Ham, and have even developed some of my own Smokehouse rules when cooking with this amazing, smokey delicious meat!

This one-skillet meal has everything you need for a fantastic dinner, including smokey, delicious ham, fresh broccoli, and pasta all in an amazing two cheese sauce! Best of all, this easy pasta dinner is done and on the table in under 30 minutes!

Erin’s Smokehouse Rule #1: When cooking with a wonderfully smokey, flavorful meat, pair it with a complementary cheese.

In my pasta dish, I made a fantastic two-cheddar cheese sauce using white cheddar, and extra sharp cheddar cheeses.  This makes for a fantastic sauce that coats the pasta, broccoli and ham perfectly, but doesn’t overpower the smokey flavors of the ham.

This one-skillet meal has everything you need for a fantastic dinner, including smokey, delicious ham, fresh broccoli, and pasta all in an amazing two cheese sauce! Best of all, this easy pasta dinner is done and on the table in under 30 minutes!Erin’s Smokehouse Rule #2: Don’t limit the possibilities of a great smokey meat!

Yes, ham is fantastic in a sandwich, but don’t forget about all the other amazing ways you can enjoy a delicious, smokey meat.  Add it to a delicious soup to make it more hearty, make your plain baked potato “loaded” with extra ham, and even top your favorite pizza with a generous amount of smokey, delicious ham like my Thin Crust Smokehouse Pizza.

This one-skillet meal has everything you need for a fantastic dinner, including smokey, delicious ham, fresh broccoli, and pasta all in an amazing two cheese sauce! Best of all, this easy pasta dinner is done and on the table in under 30 minutes!

Erin’s Smokehouse Rule #3: Don’t over-season the dish – let the smokey flavor do the seasoning for you.

When cooking with a smokey, flavorful ham like Boars Head take a little bite to enjoy before you begin cooking.  You’ll quickly discover that you don’t need much, if any additional seasoning in your meal.  The smokey, rich flavors will shine through and offer amazing taste for the entire dish.

This one-skillet meal has everything you need for a fantastic dinner, including smokey, delicious ham, fresh broccoli, and pasta all in an amazing two cheese sauce! Best of all, this easy pasta dinner is done and on the table in under 30 minutes!

Here’s the recipe for this fantastic Ham, Cheese & Broccoli Pasta Skillet:

Yields 6-8 servings

Ham Cheese & Broccoli Pasta Skillet

This one-skillet meal has everything you need for a fantastic dinner, including smokey, delicious ham, fresh broccoli, and pasta all in an amazing two cheese sauce! Best of all, this easy pasta dinner is done and on the table in under 30 minutes!

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Gemelli pasta (or similar medium sized pasta), cooked & drained
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 6 Tbsp. flour
  • 4 c. milk
  • 1 (8 oz. pkg) shredded, white cheddar cheese (reserve 1/2 cup for topping)
  • 1 (8 oz. pkg) shredded, sharp cheddar cheese (reserve 1/2 cup for topping)
  • 3/4 lb. Boar's Head SmokeMaster™ Black Forest Ham, sliced thick and diced
  • 1 medium crown of broccoli, cut into small florets (about 4 cups of florets)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large stockpot, bring generously salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions, to al dente. (One minute less than package directions.)
  2. While water for pasta is coming to a boil and pasta cooks, begin making the cheese sauce. Over medium heat melt the butter. To the melted butter add the flour. Stir together, and cook for about 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture comes to a low simmer. In the microwave heat the milk for about 3 minutes or until very hot. Add the hot milk to the flour/butter mixture, and stir with a whisk. Increase heat to medium high. Continue whisking milk until is begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Once it starts to simmer and thicken, add the cheeses (remember to reserve 1/2 c. from each package for the topping.) Stir until the cheese melts.
  3. In the microwave, add the broccoli florets to a microwave safe bowl. Add about 1/2 c. water and steam for about 2 minutes on high.
  4. To the cheese sauce add the diced ham, steamed broccoli, and the cooked pasta. Stir together until all ingredients are incorporated. Top with the reserved cheeses. Remove from heat and add a lid to the top cheese melt for a couple minutes. Serve and enjoy right away.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Main
7.5
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As you can see, this pasta comes together quickly and easily!  You’ll discover that when you have some Smokehouse rules of your own, you’ll have some wonderfully tasty, flavorful meals that your entire family will love!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

This one-skillet meal has everything you need for a fantastic dinner, including smokey, delicious ham, fresh broccoli, and pasta all in an amazing two cheese sauce! Best of all, this easy pasta dinner is done and on the table in under 30 minutes!

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Comments

  1. that looks delicious! bet the ham adds nice flavor.
  2. That looks tasty. Thanks for the recipe. Pinned to food.
  3. This looks really tasty! My husband and I aren't usually huge ham fans, but maybe I can talk him into this. :)
  4. Yum Yum Yum. I think i might need to make this for dinner. Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up party. Hope to see you next week!
  5. That is a perfect pot! It looks really delicious! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner Link up!

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