Cheesy Ham Pasta

Cheesy Ham Pasta
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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 servings

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.

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped ham
  • 1 (17-ounce) bottle double cheddar sauce (Ragu)
  • 1/2 (15-ounce) jar nacho cheese dip
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 (16-ounce) package fettuccine pasta

How to Make It

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 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.