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Ham & Swiss Baked Penne Recipe
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Ham & Swiss Baked Penne Recipe

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As a kid I loved to the hot ham and Swiss sandwiches from a local fast-food restaurant. With its melty, gooey goodness, this bake makes me think of them. —Ally Billhorn, Wilton, IA
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/3 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby cheese
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 559 calories, 30g fat (18g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 905mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually whisk in milk and cream. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Gradually stir in Swiss and Colby cheeses until melted. Add ham and pasta; toss to coat.
  3. Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, mix topping ingredients; sprinkle over pasta. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Ham & Swiss Baked Penne in Simple & Delicious October/November 2015

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.


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