Baked Penne With Ham, Peas, and Jack Cheese

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • In a big pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente; drain and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • Preheat oven to 350°; grease a 3-quart casserole dish; set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat; add in onion and tomato; stir for 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle flour over the top and continue to stir for about 1 minute.
  • Gradually add the milk, whisking rapidly until the sauce is smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper; add 1 cup cheese, and stir until it melts and the sauce is smooth.
  • Add the cheese sauce, peas, and ham to the pasta; toss until well blended.
  • Transfer mixture to the prepared casserole; sprinkle remaining cheese over the top; bake until bubbly and golden brown, about 30 minutes.
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