Ham and Cheese Pasta Bake

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Prep Time

35mins

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Time to Table

1hr 20mins

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Serves

8 (1 cup per serving)

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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dried pasta
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups Daisy Cottage Cheese
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 9 ounce box frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 cups diced cooked ham
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dried pasta
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups Daisy Cottage Cheese
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 9 ounce box frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 cups diced cooked ham
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions and drain; set aside.
  2. In a separate sauce pan, combine ¼ cup butter and flour; cook 1 minute; stir in the half and half, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional minute, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat.
  3. Stir in the cottage cheese and cheddar cheese; whisk to blend.
  4. Add the peas and diced ham to the pasta; stir to incorporate. Stir the sauce into the pasta mixture.
  5. Pour into a 3 quart casserole or baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
  6. In a separate small bowl, mix the remaining 1/4 cup melted butter with the breadcrumbs. Sprinkle the crumbs over the pasta.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Calories:481
  • Cholesterol:85
  • Dietary Fiber:3
  • Protein:24
  • Sodium:1004
  • Total Carbohydrate:40
  • Total Fat:24

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