If you get melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly. ~Author Unknown

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Ham & Spaghetti Casserole

THIS is one casserole that I dub "comfort food"... I warn you, if you are on a diet of any sort run the other way!!!! If you are on a diet but can't help yourself, well then you and I are in the same boat; I will scooch over and make some extra room ;)

Ham, noodles, creamy (oh so creamy!), cheesy, and a few veggies so we don't feel too guilty about ourselves....do I need to even go on?!?? 

Ham & Spaghetti Casserole
(serves 4-6)

8 oz spaghetti noodles, broken in half
4 tbsp unsalted butter
8 oz sliced mushrooms
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
1-1/2 C chopped ham
3-4 sliced green onions
4 tbsp flour
2 C chicken broth
2 tbsp cooking sherry, optional
pinch of pepper
1/2 C heavy cream
1 C fresh shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
1 C frozen peas, thawed

Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Coat a 13x9" baking dish with cooking spray.  Cook spaghetti noodles as package directs, drain & set aside.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms, ham, green onion, & parsley. Saute until mushrooms are tender. Add flour, stir until blended. Mix in chicken broth, sherry, & pepper. Cook, stirring until thickened. Stir in heavy cream, 1/2 C Parmesan, & peas. Fold in the spaghetti noodles. Pour into baking dish & sprinkle remaining 1/2 C Parmesan over the top. Bake 25-35 minutes until hot and bubbly.

(Source: adapted from Diana Rattray @ southernfood.com)

1 comment:

  1. This looks dangerous! - Scooch over I wanna try it!