Ham & Cheese Penne

3 c. penne pasta
3 T. butter
3 T. flour
1 c. milk
1/2 t. paprika

1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. ground black pepper
1 c. heavy cream
1 pound cooked ham, cubed
2 c. mozzarella cheese, grated
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 c. garlic bread crumbs (optional)

Cook penne according to package directions. Melt butter. Stir flour into butter while cooking until a smooth paste forms. Slowly stir in milk. cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Add paprika, salt, pepper, and cream, and continue cooking and stirring until thickened. Stir in ham, mozzarella cheese, and penne. Turn into greased baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs (if using). Broil for 5 minutes or until bread crumbs start to turn golden brown.


lori said…
This looks yummy! Maybe for dinner tonight!