Turkey, Ham, and Swiss Casserole

Turkey, Ham, and Swiss Cheese Casserole

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  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 quarts casserole (6 portions)

Swiss cheese and a little diced ham give this casserole extra flavor. Serve this casserole with sliced fresh tomatoes or a tossed salad for a fabulous family meal. Leftover croissant crumbs or toasted breadcrumbs would also make a great topping for this dish.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup onion (chopped)
  • 3/4 cup celery (chopped)
  • 1 cup ham (diced)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram (or thyme)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups Swiss cheese (shredded)
  • 2 cups turkey meat (diced)
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter​
  • Optional: 1 cup frozen peas
  • Optional: 1 cup carrots

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients and preheat oven to 350 F.

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  2. Grease a 2-quart baking dish.

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  3. Cook pasta (you can use mini fusilli or farfalle, macaroni, or other shapes) in boiling salted water following package directions. Drain, rinse and set aside.

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  4. Heat butter in a large skillet and saute the onion and celery over medium-low heat until softened.

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  5. Add ham and stir in flour until well combined.

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  6. Gradually stir in the milk until thickened. Add marjoram, salt, and pepper. Stir in the cheese, turkey, and peas and carrots, if using.

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  7. Add the cooked pasta and blend thoroughly. Spoon the pasta mixture into the prepared baking dish.

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  8. Combine breadcrumbs with 1 tablespoon melted butter; sprinkle over the top of the casserole.

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  9. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until bubbly and the topping is browned.

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  10. Serve and enjoy!

    Turkey, Ham, and Swiss Cheese Casserole recipe
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