PASTA LOVE NESTS – February 14 – Creative Romance Month

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 cup plus ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 3 ounces thinly sliced ham, diced
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 8-ounces pasta sauce
  • Cooking spray
  • 12 green olives

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large pot bring water to a boil.  Add the angel hair pasta and 3 tablespoons salt.  Cook until al dente.  Drain pasta and add the pasta to a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl add the half-and-half, 1 cup Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, ham, wine, eggs, Italian seasoning, onion powder, pepper and pasta sauce.  Pour over the pasta and mix together.
  4. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray. Using tongs add the pasta to the muffin pan.
  5. Add the green olives to the top of each nest and ½ cup Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake until the tops of the nests are golden brown, about 25 minutes.

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