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From Better Homes and Gardens, this is a great casserole, especially to feed a lot of people. It has a rich and creamy sauce, but works well using milk instead of cream too!
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- 8 ounces dried mostaccioli pasta or 8 ounces ziti pasta or 8 ounces elbow macaroni
- 3 tablespoons margarine
- 3 medium onions, cut into thin wedges (about 3 cups) or 5 medium leeks, sliced (about 3 cups)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1/2 cups half-and-half or 1 1/2 cups light cream or 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 1/2 cups cooked ham, cubed
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
- 1Cook pasta according to package. Drain and rinse.
- 2In large saucepan melt margarine. Add onion or leeks and garlic. Cover and cook about 5 mins or till onions are tender, stirring occasionally.
- 3Stir in flour, thyme, and pepper.
- 4Add half and half, light cream, or milk and the chicken broth all at once.
- 5Cook and stir til thick and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.
- 6Stir in pasta, ham, and spinach.
- 7Spoon mixture into a 3 quart casserole.
- 8Cover and bake 30-35 mins at 350 or until heated through. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir gently before serving.
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Nutritional Facts for Ham, Spinach, and Mostaccioli Casserole
Serving Size: 1 (308 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 430.6
- Calories from Fat 179
- Total Fat 19.9 g
- Saturated Fat 7.8 g
- Cholesterol 54.1 mg
- Sodium 341.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 43.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
- Sugars 3.7 g
- Protein 20.0 g