Cheesy Baked Pasta with Ham

Cheesy Baked Pasta with Ham

This easy Cheesy Baked Pasta with Ham recipe kept us feeling warm and cozy as we watched the snow fall outside.

What better comfort food when you get 8 inches of snow than something with cheese and pasta, right?!

Happy Snow Day!!!

This is everything you will need to make this dish.

Which gets bonus points for being super simple to prepare.

ingredients for the casserole

How to make Cheesy Baked Pasta with Ham

Start by boiling the pasta according to the package directions.

Make sure to add salt to the water.

As the pasta boiled I cut a pound of ham.

I went with ham steak because I wanted them to be thick, but any deli ham would work too.

This is a fabulous dish to make if you have leftover ham from a holiday celebration as well.

diced ham

Drain the pasta and put it back into the same pot.

cooked pasta in pot

Add the alfredo sauce and milk first.

I actually added the alfredo sauce and put the milk into the alfredo jar.

Shake it a few times and it gets every bit of sauce from the jar.

Then add a cup of frozen peas, shredded mozzarella, and the diced ham.

adding cheese ham and peas to the pasta

Stir it all together and put in a 9×13 casserole dish.

casserole in dish before topping with crumbs

The topping is Ritz crackers that I crushed, mixed with some melted butter, and spread evenly over the top.

casserole topped with cracker crumbs before baking

Cheesy Baked Pasta with Ham bakes in a 375 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

Cheesy Baked Pasta with Ham

This was kid and adult approved with everyone in the family 🙂

Cheesy Baked Pasta with Ham

Surprisingly my favorite part was the peas, as my son said “they are fun to eat and pop in your mouth”!

Cheesy Baked Pasta with Ham

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Cheesy Baked Pasta with Ham

Cheesy Baked Pasta with Ham is an easy and kid friendly meal that is all cooked in one pan, the whole family will love this meal!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Dinner Recipes, Easy, Easy Dinner Ideas, Ham, Kid Friendly Meals, Leftover Ham, One Pan Meals, Pasta, Recipe, TikTok
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 489 kcal
Author Cheri Renee

Ingredients

  • 1 pound rotini pasta (or any short cut pasta you prefer)
  • 1 16 oz jar alfredo sauce
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 pound ham diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • kosher salt, pepper
  • 45 butter crackers (I used Ritz) crushed into crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter

Instructions

  1. Boil the pasta in salted water according to package directions, drain and put back into the pot that you boiled it in.

  2. Add the alfredo sauce, milk (I poured the milk into the empty alfredo jar and shook to get all the alfredo out), ham, peas, and shredded cheese. Add kosher salt and pepper, then stir until evenly mixed.

    Note: The cheese will start to melt but it's okay if it's not completely melted.

  3. Mix it with the cracker crumbs and melted butter. Top the casserole with the buttery cracker crumbs. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

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