12 oz. bow-tie (farfalle) pasta
1 bunch broccolini, cut into thirds
2 Tbsp. butter
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup half-and-half
1⁄4 tsp. each salt and pepper
8 oz. cooked ham, cut into strips
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook as package directs, adding broccolini to water the last 3 minutes of cooking. Reserve about 1 cup of cooking water before draining. Meanwhile, heat butter in medium skillet over medium-high heat until melted. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes or until soft. Add half-and-half, salt and pepper; simmer, uncovered, 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add ham, cover and cook until heated through, about 1 to 2 minutes. Toss pasta and broccolini with sauce. Add a little pasta water to thin, if desired. Serve with grated Parmesan. From Woman’s Day, May 5, 2009.