Easy, Cheesy, Creamy Ham and Pasta Bake
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 5
Weight Watchers Info: 10 PointsPlus per serving. Carbohydrates: 28g per serving.
  • ¼ cup dry bread crumbs
  • ¼ teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 3 tablespoons light margarine, divided (I use Brummel and Brown)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 1% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) reduced cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham, trimmed of all visible fat
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked no-yolk egg noodles (5 ounces dry)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  1. In a small skillet, cook bread crumbs and parsley in 1 tablespoon margarine over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, melt the remaining margarine. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add the milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheese; cook 2-3 minutes longer or until melted. Stir in the ham, fettuccine and peas.
  3. Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish; sprinkle with bread crumb mixture.
  4. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly.
Serving size: 1 cup.
Recipe by The Taste Place at http://www.thetasteplace.com/2011/06/12/easy-cheesy-creamy-ham-and-pasta-bake/