Ham & Swiss Baked Penne
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 2-1/3 cups uncooked penne pasta
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups 2% milk
- 1 cup half-and-half cream
- 1-1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded Colby cheese
- 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
- 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 375°. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente; drain.
- Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually whisk in milk and cream. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Gradually stir in Swiss and Colby cheeses until melted. Add ham and pasta; toss to coat.
- Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, mix topping ingredients; sprinkle over pasta. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until bubbly.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 559 calories, 30g fat (18g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 905mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.
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May 1, 2019
Great casserole! It is easy to prepare and that buttery crumb topping is perfect on top! Great family meal!
Mar 7, 2019
This casserole has become one of my family's favorite recipes ever since I cut it out of the TOH magazine several years ago. It is a quick meal to make which is great for busy weeknights. The casserole is very tasty and the seasoned bread crumb topping adds a wonderful flavor. Many times when I make casseroles I will leave off the bread crumb topping because I find it makes the casserole seem dry, but I am so glad that I followed the recipe and added the topping because it really adds a nice flavor without being dry. I definitely recommend this one.