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For a shortcut to a pasta supper, make a silky sauce using cream cheese.

Source: Everyday Food, November 2009
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  • Laurabeth88
    23 SEP, 2013
    Followed the recipe exact. Except I bought "John Morrell julienne stripped ham". Within minutes of being done, the sauce quickly dried up. I suggest adding more cream cheese mixture maybe milk instead of water. The whole family loved it!!!
  • Celisse11
    5 JAN, 2013
    I made this recipe with a few provisions; seasoned the broccoli w. a sea salt, pepper, cumin and chili spice blend, added butter and 1/4 cup of chicken broth to the cream cheese/noodle mixture and used a pretty thick ham steak. I also used ritoni noodles, instead, because that's what I had on hand. I wouldn't go as far to say that I didn't like it...but this dish is subpar at best. Perhaps it was the noodles (??) but not only did it look nothing like the picture, it didn't even look appetizing.
  • lindalove
    27 DEC, 2010
    I did not like this. I made it as is and roasted broccoli, deli ham, cream cheese, and egg noodles just don't taste any better when mixed together. My results were a little too salty but it could've been the ham I was using.
  • misspatticarpenter
    23 NOV, 2010
    I just made this, it is wonderful! I did make some additions for more flavor, butter, red onion, than added cream cheese, water and chicken base, cumin, red pepper flakes, ground pepper, salt. Good quality ham too. Perfect!
  • wdnana
    22 NOV, 2010
    Didn't like. Use a lot less pasta water. I thinkJMP878 sounds better.
  • cbau1428909
    17 NOV, 2010
  • JMP878
    16 NOV, 2010
    My mother used to make a version of this, but she used a can of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup, one can of cream,or milk, 8 oz. of mushrooms sliced medium, left over ham diced in nice sized chunks, a clove of very chopped garlic, and a pound of wide noodles (there were five of us - so streatching leftovers was important!)

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