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Ham & Cheese Ziti

 Ham & Cheese Ziti
This versatile dish is a crowd-pleaser. You can easily take the recipe and make it your own by changing up the cheeses or veggie. My family loves it! —Donna Bailey, Oreland, Pennsylvania
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) ziti
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

Directions

  • Prepare ziti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch
  • oven, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Reduce heat; add the cheeses, garlic powder and pepper. Cook and
  • stir until cheese is melted.
  • Drain ziti; add to sauce mixture. Stir in ham and spinach. Transfer
  • to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at
  • 375° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 676 calories,

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Ham & Cheese Ziti (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 28 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 1,306 mg sodium, 70 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 37 g protein.