Ham-and-Cheese Fusilli Casserole

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Makes: 8  servings Prep 30 mins Bake 375°F 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound  dried fusilli pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 tablespoons  butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup  chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups  milk
  • 2 cups  (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon  dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon  ground red pepper
  • 1 14 ounce can tomatoes, cut up
  • 8 ounces  sliced baked ham, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips
  • 1 cup  frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup  plain dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon  freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon  chopped fresh parsley

Directions

1. Heat oven to 375 degree F. Grease a 3-quart ovenproof casserole; set aside.

2. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until softened, 3 minutes. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Slowly pour milk into saucepan, stirring constantly. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer until thickened, 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk in cheese, mustard, salt, and peppers. Toss cheese sauce with pasta, tomatoes, ham, and peas in a large bowl. Pour into prepared casserole.

Make Crumb Topping::

3. Combine all topping ingredients and sprinkle over casserole. Bake 15 minutes or until golden. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 8
  • cal.(kcal)530,
  • Fat, total(g)21,
  • chol.(mg)68,
  • sat. fat(g)11,
  • carb.(g)59,
  • fiber(g)3,
  • pro.(g)26,
  • sodium(mg)976,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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