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Friday, January 13, 2012

Ham Pasta Bake

I discovered this easy week-night recipe last Spring. You can find the original recipe/ directions on Econobsuters blog here.

The brands that I use...
Ham Pasta Bake
1 pound chopped cooked ham
1 box penne pasta, cooked according to package directions (I use whole-grain pasta)
1 jar Ragu Alfredo sauce (originally called for Classico Alfredo sauce with roasted red peppers)
1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, grated
1 small bag frozen peas, cooked (optional)

Mix pasta and pasta sauce together after pasta is done cooking and drained.  Add ham & peas to mix, stirring thoroughly. Top with cheese, and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. You can cover it with foil for the first 15 minutes, then remove the foil, baking for another 5 minutes so the cheese will be crispy and brown. Serve with veggies or salad.
YUM! It is family -approved!

It really is quite easy, and a nice way to use up leftover ham from Christmas or Easter. I've even frozen bags of chopped ham to use later in this recipe. It will also work with different kinds of pasta, such as bow-ties, wagon wheels, small shells, etc., It is versatile and great on a busy week night! It is also a great meal to have when ham and/or pasta is on sale!

If you try this recipe, let me know your review! Do you have a favorite easy recipe for week-night dinners?I'd love for you to share it in the comments.


  1. Now the real question is ... what shaped pasta did Caleb prefer? :)

  2. I will have to try this one. Looks good.
    I've done this one too:
    1 1/2 lbs of ground beef cooked with 1 pkg dry onion soup mix.
    1 can of cream of mushroom soup
    1 can of cream of chicken soup (i use celery soup due to the whole allergy thing)
    3 canned veggies (you choose which kinds) with the juice
    1/2 box of noodles (your choice)

    after you brown the beef and mix the onion soup mix in, you just mix all the other ingredients together and bake at 350 for 45 min covered and then an additional 15 minutes uncovered. I put parmesan cheese on top on my own plate since my kids like it without.
    Enjoy :)


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