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asparagus, ham, pasta bake

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

Yum! We love fresh asparagus. I especially like it in casseroles, and this one is yummy!

★★★★★ 3
serves 6 - 8
prep time 25 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For asparagus, ham, pasta bake

  • 8 oz
    linguini, or your favorite pasta
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 3/4 lb
    ham or canadian bacon, cubed into bite size pieces
  • 1 bunch
    scallions, chopped (reserving 1/2 cup darkest green pieces
  • 6
  • 2 c
    grated sharp cheddar cheese (or a good swiss), divided
  • 16 oz
    (2 cups) ricotta
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 lb
    asparagus, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

How To Make asparagus, ham, pasta bake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Put a large pot of salted water on to boil. Grease a 9" X 13" baking dish.
  • 2
    In a large skillet heat oil over a medium heat. Add ham and scallions to skillet, setting aside reserved green parts for topping. Saute until onion begins to soften. Set aside.
  • 3
    In a mixing bowl or food processor, combine eggs, 1 1/2 cups of the grated cheese, ricotta, milk, mustard, salt and pepper. Beat until very smooth.
  • 4
    Boil pasta according to directions on box, adding asparagus during last minute of cooking. Rinse under cold water until cooled, and drain.
  • 5
    Add drained noodles back to pot. Add ham and egg mixtures to noodles. Mix until well combined and pour into prepared dish.
  • 6
    Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and top evenly with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and reserved scallions. Bake 15 minutes more. Let rest for 5 minutes and serve.