Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Cooking Thursday

We usually have ham on Christmas. We had plenty left over this year, and even with everyone taking some home, I knew I had to find a way to use it.  I found this recipe at Taste of Home online and it was a tasty way to use up that ham!

Ham and Cheese Ziti

1 package (16 ounces) ziti
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups 2% milk
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 cups cubed fully cooked ham
12 ounces frozen green peas

Prepare ziti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in the cheeses, garlic powder and pepper; cook and stir until cheese is melted.
Drain ziti; add to sauce mixture. Stir in ham and peas. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings. 


Henny Penny said...

This looks delicious! I wonder if my husband would eat it?? We had lots of ham left over at Christmas. He doesn't like ham that much and really doesn't like ham casserole. This look different though. Thank you.

Mary said...

It does look delicious! One of my family's favorite dish for leftover ham is a pasta dish with spaghetti, or rotini, cubed ham and broccoli with a Parmesan sauce. It disappears in a flash

Hootin' Anni said...

Sounds & looks mighty tasty.

I hope you & your family had a great holiday seaso Mari!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Sounds & looks mighty tasty.

I hope you & your family had a great holiday seaso Mari!!

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

I love finding new recipes to use leftovers, and this looks like a winner!

Linda said...

OHHHHHHHHHH I have plenty of leftover ham, great idea, Mari. smiles

Changes in the wind said...

I have a recipe that is like this but uses macaroni and mushroom soup. Think I would like this one too.

Jenny said...

Sounds warm and wonderful! xoxo

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Another winner for a cold winter day.

Sandi said...

Ooh....that looks good!

Terri D said...

This sounds (and looks) SO good! Lots of potlucks here where we live now, so this may be my next take-along!

Doris said...

I love Taste of Home recipes. I have many that I found in the magazine from years ago that continue to be our favorites. Now I just look them up online or on Pinterest!

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh Mari, I love every inch of your home. I love the little desk. I'm looking for at least two. Your decorations are beautiful. I got my card. I love it. I'm so sorry, I didn't get any out this year. Thanks for including me, dear friend. I hope to catch up on my reading a little tonight. Happy New Year to you and yours!