Penne Pasta with Ham and Peas.

Anita Hoffman

By
@scent4U

This is a great way to use leftover ham. It has a delicious combination of flavors.
Serve with salad and rolls for a complete and satisfying meal.
Recipe and photo adapted from Southern Food.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6 to 8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

12 oz
penne pasta, about 3 cups, cooked and drained
1-1/2 to 2 c
frozen peas
4 Tbsp
butter
3
green onions, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp
fresh chopped parsley
1/2 tsp
finely chopped garlic
5 Tbsp
flour
3 c
milk
2 c
diced ham
2-1/2 c
cheddar cheese, shredded

TOPPING

1-1/2 c
bread crumbs
2 Tbsp
melted butter

Step-By-Step

1When cooking pasta, add the frozen peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking time and add 2 minutes to the cooking time.
Drain the peas and pasta together and rinse with hot water.
2In a saute pan, melt 4 tbsp. of butter.
Add the green onions, parsley, and garlic; cook, stirring for 1 minute.
Stir in the milk and cook, stirring until thickened.
Add the ham and 2 cups of the shredded cheese and cook, stirring, until cheese is melted and the sauce is hot and bubbly.
3Add the drained pasta and peas to the sauce, mixing well and heating through.
4Spoon into a greased 3 quart baking dish.
Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the Cheddar cheese.
5Combine the bread crumbs and melted butter and toss to blend thoroughly.
Sprinkle over the shredded cheese layer.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, until crumbs are browned and the casserole is hot and bubbly.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American