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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


  • 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


  • 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 cup: 761 calories, 36g fat (20g saturated fat), 114mg cholesterol, 2425mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 5g fiber), 47g protein.

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 73617
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."

EAW9414 User ID: 3055522 208294
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"

Desperate Cook User ID: 3342265 93053
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"I forgot to give it one star!"

Desperate Cook User ID: 3342265 144835
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!"

Colleen in MN User ID: 3372023 160846
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

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

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