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Ham and Swiss Pasta Casserole

Here’s a delightfully rich and creamy, all-in-one meal from Julie Jackman in Bountiful, Utah. “My family just loves the easy-to-fix sauce,“ Julie says, “and it’s a great way to use up leftover ham.“ TIP: For a delectable, creamy and comforting side dish, simply eliminate the ham.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 envelopes country gravy mix
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook gravy mix according to package directions. Stir in the spinach, cheese, ham and mustard. Drain pasta; stir into ham mixture.
  • Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 364 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 1126mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.

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  • Joscy
    May 19, 2013

    Making up menu for this week ~ this will definitely be on it. Thank you for sharing!

  • barb347444
    May 14, 2012

    This is easy and delicious. I have also made it with fresh asparagus in place of the spinach and prosciutto in place of the ham. Now...if you have dietary restrictions (sodium) either alter the recipe (good cooks know how to do that) or use low sodium recipes - there are a million of them. But not so much drama, if you please.

  • andi99
    Jan 9, 2012

    I don't make a lot of casseroles like this and apparently I should! It was really good. My husband loved it. I did use 3 cups of uncooked small pasta shells instead of the 8 oz of uncooked penne. It turned out great!

  • gerrigraphics
    Sep 23, 2011

    What is wrong with you people who keep rating recipies that you have not tried? Your vote should not be counted

  • Donalee2
    Sep 1, 2011

    I HAVEN'T TRIED THIS RECIPE AND IT SOUNDS GOOD THEN I SEE THERE IS STORE BOUGHT GRAVY IN IT AND THAT STUFF HAS LOTS OF SODIUM IN IT AND MY HUSBAND HAS TO WATCH SODIUM. I THINK ONE OF THOSE PACKAGES WOULD PROBABLY MAKE A CUP OF GRAVY SO I GUESS YOU COULD MAKE YOUR OWN GRAVY FOR IT. I DON'T BUY VERY MUCH READY MADE STUFF IF I CAN MAKE IT AT HOME. THIS RECIPE DOES SOUND GOOD.

  • Knh29
    May 6, 2011

    Great taste and easy to prepare. Add a nice salad and you have a complete meal in less than an hour.

  • alichaandharley
    Dec 29, 2009

    I love this recipe. I make it all the time. I think the ground mustard adds a great flavor to the dish.

  • valanddansmith
    Apr 16, 2009

    This was delicious, comforting and different!!! However, I thought it actually tasted better before I added the mustard - the mustard ended up overpowering the creaminess of the gravy and cheese. I will definitely make it again, with this minor change!

  • pinkirishlace
    Nov 13, 2008

    This was delicious! Very quick and simple to prepare. I will definetly be making this again and again!!! Thank you for posting this recipe.

  • mrselsten
    Jun 4, 2008

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