Monday Recipe – Garden Rotini with Lemon

Garden Rotini with Lemon

1 375 gram box of 3 vegetable Rotini
1 cup of frozen summer sweet peas
2 Tbsp margarine or butter
1 small onion finely diced
1/3 cup finely chopped mushroom
2 Tbsp all purpose flour
1 ½ cups 1% skim milk (2% or whole milk is also fine)
1 156 gram size can of Flakes of Ham drained and chopped – alternatively, if you have some left over ham that works even better
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Pinch of celery salt
Pinch of pepper
Parsley (fresh or dehydrated)
Salt
Cook pasta as per directions on box (about 8 minutes)
Add peas during the last several minutes
Drain and set aside
In the same pot, melt margarine over med heat and cook onion and mushroom until tender.
Add flour and then carefully whisk in milk. Sauce will begin to thicken immediately. Add ham and continue cooking until sauce bubbles slightly.
Stir in lemon juice and celery salt.

Pour pasta back into the sauce and blend to coat. Top with pepper and parsley. Salt to taste

Serve hot as a side dish to your main meal OR is also a tasty cold pasta salad at lunch.
Very filling!
Keeps well for 2 days if covered and refrigerated.
Enjoy

PS. Listening to: Carole King So Far Away Link takes you to YouTube video

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About Positive Polly

I am a retired Avionics Technician, wife, mother, sister, daughter, and dog owner. I enjoy knitting, baking, photography and photo editing.
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5 Responses to Monday Recipe – Garden Rotini with Lemon

  1. Nancy Rose says:

    I am soooooo impressed with your site..this is great and the recipes are a great idea..I love the photos too! I stopped at this one thinking how I might like to try it this week and noticed you left out when to add the flour. I am guessing it is just before you add the milk. Love the fact you use skim milk and lower salt…my kind of recipe!!

  2. Kim Monroe says:

    I copied and printed. I’m going to make this sometime soon! Thanks so much!

  3. eyegillian says:

    Looks simple to make and tasty to eat — I could eat pasta everyday, and it pairs so well with everything.

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