Spring Ham Casserole Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
CuisineCourse
MethodSpeciality
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Spaghetti7 Ounce (1 Package)
 Celery1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
 Onion1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
 Green pepper1 , finely chopped
 Butter/Margarine2 Tablespoon
 All-purpose flour2 Tablespoon
 Instant chicken bouillon granules2 Teaspoon
 Pepper white1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Half and half1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Fully cooked ham3 Cup (48 tbs), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
 Button mushrooms4 1⁄2 Ounce, drained (1 Jar)
 Parmesan cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
 Parsley2 Tablespoon, snipped

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 548 Calories from Fat 209

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g36.5%

Saturated Fat 13.1 g65.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 54 mg

Sodium 744.3 mg31%

Total Carbohydrates 54 g18.1%

Dietary Fiber 2.5 g10.1%

Sugars 3.3 g

Protein 35 g70%

Vitamin A 27.4% Vitamin C 72.7%

Calcium 21.8% Iron 17.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

MAKING
1. Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water until tender-crisp.
2. Drain and set aside.
3. In a medium-size (2-quart) casserole, combine butter and vegetables.
4. Cover dish with its lid or with cling film.
5. Microwave at HIGH for about 4 minutes, or until onion is limp.
6. Stir in flour, bouillon granules and white pepper to make a smooth paste
7. Gradually add the half and half, stirring vigorously to make a smooth paste.
8. Place the dish in the microwave and set the power to 7.
9. Cook the sauce for about 4 1/2 minutes, stirring once half way, until it is thick and smooth.
10. Add ham, mushrooms and cooked spaghetti and toss to mix and coat spaghetti with sauce.
11. Return to the microwave at the same power for another 5 minutes or until hot, stirring once to halfway through cooking.

SERVING
12. Pile the spaghetti into deep dish plates and sprinkle with cheese and parsley.
13. Serve hot.
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