Ham and Spaghetti Casserole with Peas

Ham and Spaghetti Casserole
Photo: Diana Rattray
Ratings
  • Total: 65 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
451 Calories
23g Fat
47g Carbs
16g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 451
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 1086mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Protein 16g
Calcium 234mg 18%
*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.)

This casserole is a nice way to use leftover ham or use a ham slice or packaged diced ham. Serve this tasty casserole with a tossed salad and biscuits for a hearty everyday meal.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces spaghetti or linguine, broken up
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 cups minced ham
  • Optional: 3 or 4 green onions, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons sherry
  • Optional: dash nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 1 cup (about 3 ounces) fresh shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

Steps to Make It

  1. Spray a 3-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Heat oven to 350 F.

  2. Cook the spaghetti or linguine in boiling salted water following the package directions. Rinse, drain, and set aside.

  3. In a large sauté pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, ham, green onion, if using, and parsley. Saute, stirring, until mushrooms are tender. Stir in flour until blended.

  4. Cook, stirring, for 1 to 2 minutes. Add chicken broth, sherry, nutmeg, if using, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring, until thickened. Stir in cream or half-and-half, half of the cheese, and peas.

  5. Add the pasta to the sauce mixture and stir to blend. Turn into the prepared baking dish.

  6. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top and bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until hot and bubbly.