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Ham 'n' Cheese Bow Ties Recipe

Ham 'n' Cheese Bow Ties Recipe

Everyone who tries this yummy casserole lists it as a favorite from then on. Bow tie pasta makes it fun, and ham makes it hearty.—Stephanie Moon, Boise, Idaho.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 2-1/2 cups (10 ounces) shredded Colby cheese
  • 2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta, cooked and drained
  • 6 to 8 ounces fully cooked ham, julienned
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute garlic in butter for 1 minute. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir in mustard and Colby cheese; cook and stir until cheese is melted. Add pasta and ham; stir until coated.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 447 calories, 27g fat (16g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 876mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

Reviews for Ham 'n' Cheese Bow Ties

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KathyCooks1943 User ID: 8651526 240522
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2015

"Sorry, made as directed. Dry and stringy cheese. I weighed my ingredients so I know they were right. Too much cheese and/or not enough liquid for all that cheese. Bland. Really not much flavor. Tossed the leftovers. Won't make again."

BayAreaRob User ID: 7363156 49409
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

"This is a great recipe. We have been making this for years, pretty much the same way using low fat milk and we add a good handful or two of peas to it as well."

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 106128
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

"This was great, even using reduced fat Colby, fat free milk and margarine! I wasn't nuts over the 3 pan cleanup, but will make again."

kallee User ID: 1377067 35465
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"I LOVE this recipe. It has to be one of my all time favorites. The texture is amazing. I always look forward to winter when we have ham so I can use the leftovers to make the ham dices. It is pretty simple to make and everyone who eats it loves it."

farmerswife518 User ID: 277765 49401
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2012

"We usually make this just on the stovetop and skip the baking steps. One of my family's favorites! Thanks for a great, easy, weeknight recipe!"

crysmitchell User ID: 5044355 128285
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

"Wasn't a fan. I thought it was kind of dry."

Carol39110 User ID: 1932804 84221
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2011

"This is a family favorite, especially with leftover Holiday ham."

Laura14002 User ID: 6268638 133366
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"I really enjoyed this recipe. I didn't put any mustard in and it still tasted good."

Sunnyday4me112 User ID: 5239890 79264
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"Very good! I added bread crumbs 5 minutes before it was done baking. Delicious!"

Fyscat User ID: 4883915 204895
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"Did the recipe as is and the boy and I devoured it..... It was good."

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