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made582 01-10-2012 11:38 AM

Potluck Ham and Pasta Recipe
Potluck Ham and Pasta Recipe

1 package (16 ounces) elbow macaroni
4 cups fresh broccoli florets
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
... 1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 cups 2% milk
1 jar (15 ounces) process cheese sauce
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
4 cups cubed fully cooked ham

Cook macaroni according to package directions, adding broccoli during the last 3-4 minutes; drain.
In a large Dutch oven, saute onion in butter for 2 minutes. Stir in the flour, mustard, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheese sauce and 1 cup cheddar cheese until blended.
Remove from the heat; stir in the ham, macaroni and broccoli. Divide between a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish and a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 25-35 minutes or until bubbly and heated through.

You can freeze one casserole: To use thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350 for 50-60 min.

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