Mushroom Ham Stuffed Baked Pasta

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This Mushroom Ham Stuffed Baked Pasta is utterly delicious and comfort dish which is almost committing a crime.

Committing a Crime

Why crime, you may kindly ask.

While the millions of people are having their after-Christmas detox days and diets and consuming tons of celery, spinach, and oats; and while the others refrain from having sugars, fats, or carbs,
posting this Mushroom Ham Stuffed Baked Pasta isn’t the nicest thing to do, I believe.

Where’s your sense of consideration, Ben? Why aren’t you posting healthy salads?

Stop embarrassing me, guys. Please. As the matter of fact, I’ve recently shared with some decent healthy stuff like this Vegetable Mushroom Barley Soup and this Chicken Celery Grape Salad.

And I promise you’ll see a lot of other good healthy things shortly. But I just cannot hide from you this sumptuous Mushroom Ham Stuffed Baked Pasta. THAT would be a felony.

Mushroom Ham Stuffed Baked Pasta

Just imagine that. Sauteed mushrooms and leeks mixed with ham, herbs, and smoked paprika. Then this fantastic filling gets into the pasta and finally basically submerged into gooey cheesy deliciousness and baked to the perfection!

Wow. I almost fainted while writing this. And you? Ouch, I didn’t mention this Mushroom Ham Stuffed Baked Pasta is also generously sprinkled with extra smoked cheddar for that irresistible bubbly crisp.

Talking about the sauce, there’s one thing. I don’t like a classic white sauce due to using flour. When a recipe calls for this one, I always make a variation made of milk, cream, butter, and a lot of cream cheese. Yes, cream cheese is the secret ingredient here. I won’t lie (And you won’t believe) – this sauce isn’t skinny. It’s pretty much fattening. But you know what? When it comes to a pasta (Rich and splendid versions), you shouldn’t think much of these calories and fats. Don’t ruin your pleasure.

Of course, you can make a lighter version by cutting down on some things like butter or cream (Just fully substitute for milk), but please don’t do this with cheese.

I made this Mushroom Ham Stuffed Baked Pasta at the beginning of January on Andrey’s birthday, and we all did like the dish a lot.

So I’m strongly recommending to take a break in your dieting and make this Mushroom Ham Stuffed Baked Pasta. And if you’re celebrating your birthday soon, this should definitely be a must.

Do you like stuffed baked pasta? What’s your favorite stuffing?

9 thoughts on “Mushroom Ham Stuffed Baked Pasta

  1. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    I don’t do diets or detoxs, mostly because I love life and myself too much to do that. ;) So BRING ON THE CHEESE, Ben!! This pasta looks crazy delicious and totally worth every single calorie! I’m not a huge fan of ham, but I’d totally eat it in these shells! Seriously, these shells may be the key to getting me to like ham. Can’t wait to find out! Cheers, buddy!
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  2. David @ Spiced says:

    Oh man, this looks like my little slice of heaven, Ben! I love smoked cheddar, and you know how much we love pasta around our house. So to combine the two into one dish just sounds like something that needs to show up for dinner…say at like 6:30pm tonight? Love this recipe, and I need to make it soon! (Or I need to have someone deliver me a batch soon…haha!)
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