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Ham 'n' Cheese Pasta Recipe

Ham 'n' Cheese Pasta Recipe

“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. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 761 calories, 36 g fat (20 g saturated fat), 114 mg cholesterol, 2,425 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 47 g protein.