White sauce with ham and herbs

    50 min

    This is an easy recipe that works well over short pasta or toast.

    8 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 onion, minced
    • 80g finely chopped ham
    • 250ml water
    • 1 chicken stock cube
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 250ml double cream

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

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

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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 fresh spinach.  -  12 Jan 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This would be a great base for a chowder, but isn't good on pasta! I would also remove the basil.  -  12 Feb 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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 serve at a wedding shower on a baked potato bar. Delish!  -  19 May 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)