Cheesy Ham & Broccoli Pasta Casserole

1
Maggie ^O^

By
@LovingMyKitchen

Rich, warm and comforting all in one dish.

It's not hard to make and this recipe makes enough for about 6 servings.

Mix up the cheeses you use and even add some extra spices that you enjoy to give it a little extra oomph.

We like to have this with a little green salad.

I hope you enjoy this dish.

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Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    bow tie pasta - uncooked
  • 2 c
    fresh broccoli florets cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 c
    chopped smokey ham or smoked sausage links
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter
  • 3 Tbsp
    flour
  • 1-2 c
    milk - whole or 2%
  • 1 c
    shredded cheddar cheese - medium or sharp
  • 1/2 c
    shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 c
    shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1/3 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c
    crushed butter crackers
  • 1/2 c
    canned onion rings

How to Make Cheesy Ham & Broccoli Pasta Casserole

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

    Lightly spray a baking dish - I like to use my 7" x 11" rectangle.
  2. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil.

    Drop in the bow tie pasta and cook until just barely al dente.

    Once is it cooked, drain well and give it a quick rinse then set aside.
  3. Cut the broccoli florets into smallish bite size pieces.

    Steam until crisp tender then drain well and set aside.
  4. While the pasta and broccoli are cooking, cut the ham or smoked sausage into bite size pieces and set aside.
  5. Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat until melted.

    Whisk in the flour and stirring constantly, cook for about 3 minutes.

    Whisk the milk in about half at a time.

    Bring to a high simmer over medium low heat.

    Stir constantly for about 3 or 4 minutes until it is thickened.
  6. Add cheeses slowly and continue to cook over low heat while whisking until all of the cheese has melted and you have a smooth sauce.
  7. Add the pasta and meat. Stir gently to coat.

    Add the steamed broccoli and gently stir to coat.
  8. Spoon the pasta mixture into your prepared baking dish.

    Top with salt and pepper to taste then a thin layer of crushed butter crackers topped with canned onion rings.
  9. Bake - uncovered - for about 20 or 25 minutes or until bubbly.

    Allow it to sit for about 5 minutes before serving.

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About Cheesy Ham & Broccoli Pasta Casserole

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




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