Pasta Milanaise

  • Yield: 8 servings


12ounces angel hair pasta
1 1/2-- sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2cup butter
2tablespoons flour
2cups half-and-half
1cup milk
4ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2cups ground ham
1/4cup sherry
1teaspoon white pepper
1teaspoon onion juice
1teaspoon oregano (optional)
1-- garlic clove, crushed
-- Salt to taste
1cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook the pasta using package directions; drain.  Saute the mushrooms in the butter in a saucepan.  Add the flour and mix well.  Add the half-and-half and milk gradually, stirring constantly.  Cook until thickened, stirring constantly.  Stir in the Cheddar cheese, ham, sherry, white pepper, onion juice, oregano, garlic and salt.  Cook until the cheese melts, stirring frequently.  Add the pasta and mix gently.  Spoon into a 2 1/2-quart baking dish.  Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.  Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until bubbly.  May be prepared in advance, stored in the refrigerator and baked just before serving.


Recipe reprinted with permission from Betty Sim’s Southern Scrumptious; How to Cater Your Own Party (Decatur, Alabama, 1997).