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Ham ‘n’ Cheese Pasta

“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.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked medium pasta shells
  • 1 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 package (8 ounces) frozen peas, thawed


  • 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.
  • Drain pasta and place in a large bowl. Stir in the ham, peas and cheese sauce.
  • Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.
Nutrition 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
    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
    Sep 21, 2013

    I haft to say this recipe was very good I added extra ingredients iadded greenonions to it thenadded black pepper and on top iadded shredded cheese on top and it even came out betterthanx for the recpie

  • Desperate Cook
    Mar 29, 2011

    I forgot to give it one star!

  • Desperate Cook
    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
    Apr 7, 2010

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