- Chrissy Teigen’s baked pasta with ham and peas is the ultimate comfort food.
- It’s a simple recipe from her new “Cravings: All Together” cookbook and I’d make it again.
- It only takes 15 minutes to make and uses pantry staples like pasta, butter, and cheese.
Chrissy Teigen’s new cookbook “Cravings: All Together” has a lot of tasty-looking recipes, but I was excited to make her baked pasta with ham and peas.
It seems like a cozy dish now that it’s cold in Southern California. Plus it only takes 15 minutes to cook.
Here’s how to make it and what I thought of the results:
I started by boiling my pasta and prepping the simple sauce
I started by bringing a pot of salted water to a boil to cook my pasta.
Teigen’s recipe uses fresh tagliatelle, a fresh, ribbon-shaped pasta, but I didn’t see that at my local market so I just swapped it with dried fettuccine. I think this dish would taste great with any kind of noodles.
In a saucepan, I cooked garlic, butter, and flour until the aroma started to fill the room.
After that, I poured in the cream, milk, salt, and nutmeg. I used heavy cream, but you can use a lighter option if you don’t want a rich consistency.
I cooked the mixture until it thickened, then added Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
I had to resist dipping a piece of bread into the melted mixture and eating it like a fondue.
Then I tossed the pasta with the rest of the ingredients
I preheated my broiler and then I tossed my cooked pasta with butter in an oven-safe dish.
After everything was mixed, I added frozen peas and ham.
At this point, you can make the dish fancier by adding prosciutto or pancetta.
Teigen’s recipe called for thinly-sliced ham, but I saw a thicker variety at the store and bought that instead.
Then I poured the sauce over the noodles and baked them
I poured the deliciously thick and creamy sauce over everything and tossed the ingredients together.
I topped the mixture with more cheese and stuck it under the broiler until the top turned a golden brown.
The result is a toasty, bubbling pasta that you can always bring to the dinner table
This dish is bound to impress a date or become a family favorite for the kids.
I’m definitely adding this recipe to my repertoire. It was so easy to make that I already have it memorized.
Next time, I’m going to make this with Spam and mushrooms instead – and I know it will taste just as good.