Remind me not to buy such a big ham next year. When there are only two of you it takes a while to use it all up. We had roasted gammon on the day, then I did the omelette thing, then the next day we had it just re-heated in a pan with the vegetable leftovers and now today I have done a pasta dish with it. (Not Todd's favourite but he declared it quite edible. I thought it was rather tasty myself, but then again, I do love pasta!) And there is still ham to use up . . . I may just have to freeze it to have another time, when we are not all "hammed" out as it were!
I adapted this recipe today from one I found on the blog Taste and Tell. I changed it up a bit . . . as you do. I added some garlic and chopped sweet peppers and onions. I also added oregano and I used cubes of Pancetta instead of bacon.
I also used a flat pasta instead of a tubular one. It's what I had in the cupboard and what worked for me. These are called Malfalda and they are a ruffle edged short flat pasta noodle type of thing. I quite like them.
They did a good job of holding the sauce as well. I really liked the added colour, crunch and flavour of the peppers. The pineapple added just a touch of sweetness. And actually, with the herbs it did taste awfully like a Hawaiian Pizza, which is Todd's favourite kind of pizza if he is forced to actually eat a pizza. (He's not fond of them either, lol)
It was delicious. It was different. It used up some of my leftovers in an unusual way. It went together lickety split. It was simple and easy to make. And . . . there was minimal mess and clean up. You can't argue with any of that!
*One Pan Hawaiian Pizza Pasta*Serves 4 - 6
1 tsp olive oil1/2 pound of leftover cooked ham, cut into cubes
Note: I like to pass Parmesan Cheese at the table. A Pizza would not be a pizza for me without this extra touch. Delicious!