Ham 'n' Cheese Pasta Recipe
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Ham 'n' Cheese Pasta Recipe

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“My mother would prepare this yummy comfort food whenever there was leftover ham,” recalls Karen Kopp from Indianapolis, Indiana. “Horseradish gives it a nice tangy taste. I quickened the preparation by using process cheese instead of making a cheese sauce from scratch. Now my kids love it, too. This recipe can easily be doubled,” she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked medium pasta shells
  • 1 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 package (8 ounces) frozen peas, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 761 calories, 36 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 114 mg cholesterol, 2425 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 47 g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe bowl, combine cheese and milk. Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes; stir. Heat 1-2 minutes longer or until smooth, stirring twice. Stir in ketchup and horseradish until blended.
  2. Drain pasta and place in a large bowl. Stir in the ham, peas and cheese sauce.
  3. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Ham 'n' Cheese Pasta in Simple & Delicious September/October 2006, p16

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Reviewed Oct. 18, 2014

"I didn't care for this recipe much at all. However, to be fair I will say that I doubled the recipe and made it for a potluck and got mixed reviews from others."

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013

"I haft to say this recipe was very good I added extra ingredients iadded greenonions to it then

added black pepper and on top iadded shredded cheese on top and it even came out better
thanx for the recpie"

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"I forgot to give it one star!"

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"This recipe tasted terrible. There was very little flavor and I should have known it was too easy to be good. I hated that I wasted my time and money on the April issue called T.O.H. Casseroles Slow Cooker & Soups!"

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"Way too much sodium....2,425 mg in one cup?"

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