Ham and Rotini Casserole

Ham and Rotini Casserole
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 65 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
509 Calories
28g Fat
34g Carbs
31g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 509
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 1678mg 73%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 31g
Calcium 463mg 36%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Cheese and ham team up in this delicious pasta casserole. We used a 3-cheese blend of cheeses, but feel free to use cheddar or your own favorite blend. Serve this flavorful ham and rotini casserole with sliced tomatoes or a tossed salad for a perfect everyday family dinner.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces rotini
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (or butter)
  • 1 cup celery (finely chopped)
  • 1 pound ham (diced)
  • 2 small cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 bunch green onions (about 8 green onions, sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (low-fat is fine)
  • 6 ounces cheese (blend or cheddar, shredded)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese (shredded, divided, or about 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter a 2-quart casserole.

  3. Cook rotini in boiling salted water following package directions.

  4. Drain, rinse, and set aside.

  5. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add the celery and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.

  6. Add the ham and cook for 5 to 10 minutes longer, until ham is lightly browned and celery is tender.

  7. Add garlic and green onions and cook for 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  8. In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the flour and stir until blended.

  9. Add milk and cook, stirring, until thickened.

  10. Stir in the shredded Cheddar cheese and salt and pepper, to taste. Continue cooking until cheese has melted.

  11. Add the drained rotini and the ham and vegetable mixture to the sauce. Stir gently to blend.

  12. Stir in half of the Parmesan cheese.

  13. Transfer the pasta mixture to the prepared casserole. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan cheese over the mixture.

  14. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until bubbly and lightly browned.

  15. Serve and enjoy!

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