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Cheesy Ham 'n' Noodles

 Cheesy Ham 'n' Noodles
"I love to prepare this comforting dish to use up leftover ham," says Renee Schwebach from Dumont, Minnesota. "Peas add color and flavor."
2 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup uncooked egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup cubed process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

Directions

  • Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a
  • saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter; stir in flour until smooth.
  • Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir
  • for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in
  • cheese until melted.
  • Drain noodles. Add the noodles, ham and peas to cheese sauce. Pour
  • into a 3-cup baking dish coated with cooking spray. Melt remaining
  • butter; toss with bread crumbs and parsley. Sprinkle over the top.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated
  • through. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (prepared with reduced-fat butter, fat-free milk and reduced-fat cheese) equals 380 calories,

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Cheesy Ham 'n' Noodles (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 1,767 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 30 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.