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Potluck Ham and Pasta

This easy meal-in-one dish is a real crowd-pleaser on chilly nights. Because it bakes in two pans, you could freeze one for later, depending on your needs. It’s creamy, and filling and has a wonderful ham-and-cheese flavor. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups 2% milk
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) process cheese sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 4 cups cubed fully cooked ham

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cook macaroni according to package directions, adding broccoli during the last 3-4 minutes; drain.
  • In a large Dutch oven, saute onion in butter 2 minutes. Stir in flour, mustard, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheese sauce and 1 cup cheddar cheese until blended.
  • Remove from heat; stir in ham, macaroni and broccoli. Divide between a greased 13x9-in. baking dish and a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, 25-35 minutes or until bubbly and heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 532 calories, 28g fat (17g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 1610mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.

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