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Ham ‘n’ Cheese Pasta

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


4 servings

My mother would prepare this yummy comfort food whenever there was leftover ham. Horseradish gives it a nice tangy taste. I sped up the preparation by using Velveeta instead of making a cheese sauce from scratch. Now my kids love it, too. This recipe can easily be doubled. —Karen Kopp, Indianapolis, Indiana


  • 8 ounces uncooked medium pasta shells
  • 1 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1/2 cup 2% 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.

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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