This, my friends, is comfort food! This is my adaptation of a recipe originally by The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. Her original recipe calls for chicken instead of ham, which is also good. This is very like a tetrazzini. I have frozen this before baking, then thawed and baked with good results.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt 2 T. butter in skillet, add mushrooms, and saute until done. Remove to large bowl.
- Bring large pot of salted water to boil and cook spaghetti according to package directions.
- While spaghetti is cooking, melt remaining 6 T. butter in skillet you used for the mushrooms.
- Add flour and stir to make a roux.
- Slowly add chicken broth, stirring to avoid lumps.
- Add milk, and stir to combine.
- Cook and stir until thickened, then add parmesan cheese.
- Add sauce to bowl of mushrooms along with cooked spaghetti and ham. Stir to combine well.
- Pour into 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with cheese and bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
I had some left over smoked ham that I used in this dish, which gave it a very nice flavor along with the creamy cheesy texture of the casserole. I added a bit of onion and parsley for personal taste, and I also used fettuccine noodles. I baked it covered because we like a creamy cheese texture instead of browned. This is a tasty versatile recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Very tasty! I prepared the casserole and baked it for 15 minutes, refrigerated it overnight, and reheated it the next day, and I look forward to the leftovers! I would rename this Ham Tetrazzini! Made for Spring PAC 2011 ~