Ham Fettuccine Bake
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
made it with a little sauteed onion and garlic. added a little Cajun seasoning too. Very good!
First of all, I agree that the recipe should give dry pasta measurement. But I used this as a "what have I got on hand" cheese selection and that made for a perked up cheese flavor. Sharp white cheddar, colby jack, parmesan and even a chunk of Velveeta. I used the dried wide noodles on hand because shopping wasn't in my schedule. Family asked me to remember this recipe and make it again.
This recipe has potential since the flavor was nice. I had an issue with the recipe calling for 1 1/2 cups cooked pasta. My formula for equating dry vs. cooked pasta came up short, so the recipe was a bit too soupy. They should just tell you how much uncooked pasta is needed.
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!