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Cheesy Ham Broccoli Pasta Bake Recipe for Two

Cheesy Ham Broccoli Bake

This Cheesy Ham Broccoli Pasta Bake is made with a creamy, cheesy sauce, packed with pasta, diced ham, chopped broccoli, and topped with more cheese.

This small batch recipe makes a perfect amount for two as a lunch, dinner, or date night. It is easy and quick, ready in about 35 minutes.

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I’m a huge lover of plain old macaroni and cheese! My husband, however, loves to have as many extra goodies as possible added in. So this cheesy pasta casserole was a hug hit and it’s really delicious too!

This is a perfect dish to use up some left over ham from Christmas or Easter.

How to make Cheesy Ham Broccoli Pasta Bake:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).

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Spray two 20 ounce oven safe baking dishes with non-stick spray and set aside. Click for 20 ounce oven safe dishes.

Cook the pasta according to the package directions and drain.

At the same time, in a medium sauce pan, heat the oil over medium heat and add the garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 1 or 2 minutes.

Whisk in the milk and heat until hot but not boiling.

Add the cream cheese, salt, and cracked black pepper. Cook until cheese is melted and combined, stirring often.

Sprinkle in 1/4 cup of grated white cheddar cheese and keep slowly mixing until cheese is completely melted and combined.

cheese sauce cooking in a pan with a whisk

Add the cooked pasta, diced ham, and chopped broccoli to the cream cheese mixture in the pan. Mix together until combined.

cheese sauce, pasta, broccoli, and ham in a sauce pan with a wooden spoon

Remove from the heat and pour the mixture into the two oven safe baking dishes, divided evenly.

cheesy ham broccoli casserole poured into two oven safe bowls

Top with the remaining 1/4 cup grated white cheddar cheese, divided evenly.

two oven safe dishes filled with cheesy ham broccoli casserole and topped with shredded cheese

Bake for about 20 minutes.

Cheesy Ham Broccoli Bake Recipe for Two

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Cheesy Ham Broccoli Pasta Bake

Cheesy Ham Broccoli Pasta Bake

This Cheesy Ham Broccoli Pasta Bake is made with a creamy, cheesy sauce, packed with pasta, ham and broccoli, and topped with more cheese. This recipe makes a perfect amount for two as a lunch, dinner, or date night. It is easy and quick, ready in about 35 minutes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces pasta (uncooked)
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • 1 clove jarred minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese (divided)
  • 1/2 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup frozen chopped broccoli

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 C).
  2. Spray two 20 ounce oven safe baking dishes with non-stick spray and set aside. Click for 20 ounce oven safe dishes.
  3. Cook the pasta according to the package directions and drain.
  4. At the same time, in a medium sauce pan, heat the oil over medium heat and add the garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 1 or 2 minutes.
  5. Whisk in the milk and heat until hot but not boiling.
  6. Add the cream cheese, salt, and cracked black pepper. Cook until cheese is melted and combined, stirring often.
  7. Sprinkle in 1/4 cup of grated white cheddar cheese and keep slowly mixing until cheese is completely melted and combined.
  8. Add the cooked pasta, diced ham, and chopped broccoli to the cream cheese mixture in the pan. Mix together until combined.
  9. Remove from the heat and pour the mixture into the two oven safe baking dishes, divided evenly.
  10. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup grated white cheddar cheese, divided evenly.
  11. Bake for about 20 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 731 Saturated Fat: 24g Cholesterol: 143mg Sodium: 956mg Carbohydrates: 51g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 6g Protein: 33g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Karly
    January 29, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    LOVE this- so simple, classic flavors but so delicious! Definitely need to try!

    • Reply
      Zona
      January 30, 2018 at 8:05 am

      Thank you Karly! It is really delicious, let me know if you like it 🙂

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