Baked Penne, Fiesta Ham And Queso De Bola Recipe By Chef Tristan Encarnacion


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add flour to make a roux and stir until smooth. Add the ham and mushrooms and mix well.
  3. Pour in milk, sour cream and all-purpose cream. While continuously stirring, bring sauce to a boil then back to a simmer. Add half of grated cheese and mix well until cheese has melted. Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Turn off heat then add the cooked pasta and parsley. Toss well then transfer into an ovenproof baking dish. Top the pasta with remaining cheese then bake for 10-15 minutes.

Makes 5 servings.