Potluck Ham and Pasta

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 25 min.


12 servings

Updated: Apr. 30, 2022
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
Potluck Ham and Pasta Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook macaroni according to package directions, adding broccoli during the last 3-4 minutes; drain.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 25-35 minutes or until bubbly and heated through.

Can you freeze Potluck Ham and Pasta?

Cover and freeze unbaked casseroles for up to 3 months. To use, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until bubbly.

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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