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Bow Ties Alfredo With Ham and Peas (Or Broccoli)



Bring large of lightly salted water to boiling.
Add pasta; cook 12 minutes or until firm but tender.
Add peas for last 3 minutes of cooking.
Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta cooking water; drain water.
Meanwhile, shake together flour and milk in jar with tight-fitting lid until blended.
Heat butter in saucepan over medium heat.
Add garlic, saute 1 minute.
Whisk in milk mixture.
Simmer 3 minutes.
Whisk in cream cheese, 2 tablespoons parmesan, salt and pepper.
Simmer, whisking, 2 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Toss together pasta, peas or broccoli, sauce and ham in large bowl.
Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of reserved pasta water, tossing to make creamy sauce.
Top with remaining parmesan.
Serve hot.