Cheesy Ham Pasta is a delicious and comforting main dish recipe that uses chopped ham, onion, green bell pepper, and two kinds of cheese sauce. The nacho sauce gives the sauce a bit of a kick.
This is a great way to use up leftover ham after Christmas or Easter. The recipe is hearty but has lots of flavor and color. Serve it with a green salad or a fruit salad along with some toasted garlic bread. For dessert, some brownies would be perfect.
- Gather the ingredients.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add bell pepper and ham; cook and stir for 4 to 5 minutes longer or until the vegetables are crisp tender.
- Add the pasta to the boiling water and stir. Set the timer for the correct cooking time according to the package directions.
- Then add the sauce, cheese dip, and milk to the ham mixture in the skillet. I use the milk to rinse out the bottles of sauce so you get it all out. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low, and simmer while the pasta cooks.
- When pasta is done, drain and place on the serving plate or bowl. Spoon the sauce over the pasta and serve immediately.