~ Cheesy Pasta & Ham Bake ~

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

Delicious as is...sometimes I add veggies to this casserole as well. Chicken is a great addition instead of ham. A tasty comfort meal.


Enjoy!


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Serves:

4 - 6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
uncooked pasta - your choice - i use penne or rigatoni
1/2 c
minced onion
1 Tbsp
garlic paste
3 Tbsp
each - butter & flour
2 1/2 c
milk
1/2 c
heavy cream
1/2 tsp
dry mustard
pinch
nutmeg
3 - 4
grinds, fresh black pepper
1 1/2 c
fresh shredded, swiss cheese
1 c
fresh shredded, colby cheese
2 c
cooked, cubed ham
1/2 c
italian bread crumbs
1/2 stick
butter, melted
1/2 c
shredded parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook your pasta and drain. Just al dente. Set aside.
2
Preheat oven yo 375 degree F. Grease a medium casserole dish. Set aside.

In a large saucepan, over medium heat - melt butter. Add onion and garlic and cook a few minutes or until onion is tender, stirring often.

Stir in the flour and continue stirring for a couple minutes.
3
Whisk in the milk and cream. Bring to a boil and cook until thickened, stirring continuously. Stir in mustard, nutmeg and pepper.

Stir in the Swiss and Colby cheeses. Once melted stir in the ham and pasta.
4
Spread mixture into prepared dish.
5
In a small bowl. combine the crumbs, butter and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle evenly over the top of casserole and bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly and golden on top.
6
Salt and pepper to taste as serving.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy