Cheesy Baked Pasta with Ham 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.
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.
Drain the pasta and put it back into the same 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.
Stir it all together and put in a 9×13 casserole dish.
The topping is Ritz crackers that I crushed, mixed with some melted butter, and spread evenly over the top.
Cheesy Baked Pasta with Ham bakes in a 375 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
This was kid and adult approved with everyone in the family 🙂
Surprisingly my favorite part was the peas, as my son said “they are fun to eat and pop in your mouth”!
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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!
- 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
Boil the pasta in salted water according to package directions, drain and put back into the pot that you boiled it in.
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.
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.