Cheddar Ham Casserole

Cheddar Ham Casserole

4 reviews, 3.2 star(s). 75% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Here is a way to use up some of your leftover baked ham from Easter by making this Cheddar Ham Casserole recipe! It's a combination of great ingredients, and it will never taste like leftovers. Plus, you can make it from canned tender-chunk ham, if you don't have leftover ham!


6 medium Shells
0.5 boiling water
1 tablespoon Salt
2 tablespoons Butter or margarine
0.25 cup Flour
1.5 cups Milk
1.5 cups Cheddar cheese; shredded
1 dash salt
1 can tender-chunk ham
0.5 cup green pepper; chopped
0.5 cup milk; added after all other ingredients
cooking oil spray

Original recipe makes 8



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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I 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!)
Brbess26 1y ago

I 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!
loumills5717 3y ago

How can 1 shell feed 8people?
Crabbycathy 4y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
ladybugplus 6y ago

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