Ham and Pasta Casserole

Crystal ~

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@crystal7

Rich, creamy and sinfully delicious! You may be tempted to eat it straight from the saucepot before its baked. :)


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Serves:

approx 6-8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 cups cooked, cubed ham
8 ounces linguine or spaghetti, cooked and drained
½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
½ cup green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded ( use any cheese you like)
½ cup parmesan cheese, freshly shredded
1½ cups of half and half
1 cup chicken broth
¼ cup cooking sherry or white wine
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
¼ teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
1 teaspoon yellow mustard

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Grease a 2 quart casserole dish; set aside. Prepare pasta.
3
In a medium stock pot add the butter. Over medium heat, melt the butter and add the onion, and bell peppers. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
4
Stir in the cornstarch and stir until blended. Stir in the chicken broth, sherry, and half and half. Cook until mixture until it becomes thickened.
5
Turn heat to low and stir in the Parmesan cheese and half of the Monterey Jack cheese; stirring until cheese is melted and creamy. Remove from heat and stir in mustard, salt, pepper and ham.
6
Combine the cooked pasta with the sauce mixture.
7
Add the pasta mixture to prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining Cheese on top of casserole.
8
Cover with foil and bake for 35-40 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American