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Ham and Ricotta Penne

Ham and Ricotta Penne

This is an easy dish to make and a delicious comfort food. It makes a perfect get-well gift for a sick friend or a great dinner to prepare ahead and pop in the oven on a busy evening.

1 box gluten free penne, cooked according to the directions
½ lb. cooked ham, cut into bite sized pieces
1 yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. gluten free flour
4 tbsp. butter, divided
2 c. half and half
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. salt
12 oz. ricotta cheese

In a large sauté pan, brown the ham and the onion in 2 tbsp. of butter, over medium heat, for ten minutes, stirring often. Sprinkle the flour over the ham and onions, add the rest of the butter, and continue cooking, stirring constantly, for three minutes. Add the half and half, salt, pepper, and garlic, and continue cooking for five more minutes, stirring often. Add the ricotta and cook for one more minute, stirring constantly. Add the pasta to the sauce and stir until the mixture is well combined. This dish can be served right away, or transferred to a casserole dish to heat up and eat another day. Enjoy!


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