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3 cheese tortelli with baked ham bites

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Bonnie Oechsle
Haddon Heights, NJ

I had a good size piece of ham leftover so I cut it into bite-sized pieces and created this recipe. :)

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Yum! This casserole is a delicious and easy way to use up leftover holiday ham. It's creamy, cheesy, and very tasty. The recipe comes together in a snap and the whole family will love it.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For 3 cheese tortelli with baked ham bites

  • 1/2 lb
    baked ham slice or leftover ham
  • 1 box
    3-cheese tortelli, 9 oz.
  • 1 c
    Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    skim milk
  • 1 pkg
    cheddar cheese, 8 oz.
  • 1/8 stick
  • 1 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour

How To Make 3 cheese tortelli with baked ham bites

  • Draining tortelli pasta.
    Cook tortelli as per package directions; set aside (this product has 3 kinds of cheese inside the pasta). Cut ham into bite-sized pieces; set aside.
  • Making a roux in a saucepan.
    Mix butter and flour to make a rue in a saucepan stirring slowly. Blend in milk and cheese. Do not boil.
  • Combining all ingredients in a baking dish.
    Combine ham and pasta in an 8" by 8 " glass casserole dish. Pour liquid cheese combination over pasta.
  • Adding toasted bread crumbs to the baking dish.
    Place bread crumbs in a frying pan. Heat slightly to brown the topping (Panko bread crumbs are made from the center of a white bread without crust). Taste is crunchier than traditional bread crumbs.
  • Baking the casserole in the oven.
    Put topping over the pasta and ham to go into the pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.