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White Sauce with Ham and Herbs

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"This is an easy recipe that works well over short noodles or toast."
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50 m servings 312
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and ham; cook until onions turn translucent. Pour in the water; season with the boullion cube, parsley, basil, and black pepper.
  2. Simmer for 30 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally. Pour in the heavy cream, and simmer for an additional 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 312 calories; 28.4 8.7 6.8 98 692 Full nutrition

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This was fantastic and simple. I made it exactly as stated as there were no other reviews to build on, and I'm very glad it worked out that way. I served this over a bed of egg noodles with fres...

This would be a great base for a chowder, but isn't good on pasta! I would also remove the basil.

Very tasty. Used butter instead of olive oil and added 1 tsp minced garlic. Did not add the basil as I'm not a basil fan. Served over spaghetti noodles.

I was in a time crunch when I made this so I couldn't simmer it for a half hour but I added a little flour to thicken it up. I really liked the flavor and served it over egg noodles.

I made this exactly as printed and used fresh basil and parsley from my garden. We used it as a baked potato topping and the two of us ate all four servings at one meal. I am now making it to ...