Place 6 oz. uncooked pasta into rapidly boiling water in a medium to large pot. Add 1 tablespoon salt. Stir and then let cook for about 8 minutes, until al dente (cooked, but still chewy, not mushy). While cooking your pasta, prepare your cheese sauce. Melt 2 tablespoons butter or margarine in a saucepan. Remove from heat and add 1/4 cup flour. Stir the flour and butter or margarine until blended. Now, add 1 1/2 cups milk and 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese. Return this mixture to the stove, add a dash of salt, and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and smooth. Your pasta should be done now, and when it is done, drain the water through a colander and return the cooked pasta to its original pan. Combine the cooked cheese sauce with the cooked pasta. Add (2) 5 oz. cans of tender-chunk ham and 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper. Stir together, and then and an additional 1/2 cup milk (or desired amount for creaminess). Stir completely, and then pour into a fairly large baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking oil. Bake in an oven that has been preheated to 350 for 1/2 hour. Turn oven to broil, and brown the top for about 5 minutes, or to your liking. Happy Easter (and day-after-Easter)
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (100g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8|
|Calories from Fat: 99 (63%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 11g||15 %|
|Saturated Fat 6g||30 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.9g|
|Cholesterol 29mg||9 %|
|Sodium 152.6mg||5 %|
|Potassium 143.1mg||4 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 7.7g||2 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.8g||3 %|
|Sugars, other 6.9g|
|Protein 7.6g||11 %|
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Calories per serving: 158
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Brbess26I made this with rotini pasta (what I had) and used sharp cheddar and some shredded fiesta blend that I had on hand. I also threw in some broccoli florets and mushrooms to make it a little more complete. It turned out pretty good! Good way to use up some leftover ham, even the kids liked it! (except for the broccoli, of course!)1y ago
loumills5717I used 6 oz of macaroni. This must be a data entry error. It is a great dish for kids. I served it to the grandchildren on Easter. The adults had a different menu but some slipped out to sample this dish. Delicious!3y ago
CrabbycathyHow can 1 shell feed 8people?4y ago
ladybugplus[I posted this recipe.]6y ago