- 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
- 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
- 1-1/2 cups cooked fettuccine
- 1 cup frozen peas
- In a small skillet, cook bread crumbs and parsley in 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan; set aside.
- In a large skillet, melt the remaining butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add the milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheese; cook 2-3 minutes longer or until melted. Stir in the ham, fettuccine and peas.
- Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish; sprinkle with bread crumb mixture.
- Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Yield: 5 servings.
Reviews for Ham Fettuccine Bake
"I don't understand some reviewers who claim the recipe is "bland" or "needed seasoning." People, where are your smarts & common sense? You know what you like, so don't just blindly follow a recipe & then complain when you don't like it. If the recipe called for a cup of sugar, would you include it & then say it was too sweet? Add those ingredients you know will make it a good casserole for you!!"
"After tasting before baking. I decided to add some sauteed chopped onions and quartered mushrooms along with some fresh minced garlic. Then I added some Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper. It turned out pretty good. It's a good base for several different variations. Thanks for sharing."
"It was okay. Will need some spices to flavor it up a bit."
"I really like this as a base recipe, but then I zip it up a bit by sauteing some finely diced onions and sliced mushrooms in the butter to which I have also added some freshly ground pepper. (Since ham trends to be salty I rarely add salt when I use ham in a recipe.) Then I add the flour and milk and continue with the recipe. I prefer using egg noodles to fettuccine noodles, but that is just personal preference. Either is delicious."
"Rather bland and is very dry when reheated. Needs more seasonings!"
"Easy to make and inexpensive."
"I think what was missing was seasoning (salt & pepper). Even though ham is salty, if you either make it vegetarian (i made a veggie one for my daughter substituting mushrooms) or get a bite without ham, it lacked seasoning. I made sure to season (lightly) at each step (particularly added it to the bechamel- like sauce).Thanks for a great way to use leftover ham-- definitely a keeper!"
"Followed this recipe but did saute a little onion and fresh garlic for extra flavo. This was so dang yummy, and used my keftiver ham!"
"I was looking for a recipe to use up some leftover ham and came across this. I agree with the other reviews that said it was rather bland. I notice it did not call for any seasonings, but I added salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder...and it still seemed to be missing something. It was quick and easy. If I make it again, I may add a cream soup to it."
"This was okay. I might make it again, if I have leftover ham. But it didn't really wow us. I'm keeping it in my recipe box anyway!"