Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ham and Swiss Cheese Pasta Bake

This recipe is one of the first recipes I created when I first started cooking. I love Mac and cheese has always been a favorite of mine. My grandmothers made the best Mac and cheese. Both very, very different but definitely not out of the box. In fact, they spoiled me such, I can't even  think about eating the boxed stuff. This dish is a twist on the classic, adding ham and tomatoes for a fulfilling casserole the whole family will love. Hope your family enjoys it as much as ours. Happy eating!

Ham and Swiss Cheese Pasta Bake


You will need:
1 Package of ham cubes
1 1/2 cup shredded Swiss Cheese
1 package of gluten free shell pasta
1 can fire roasted tomatoes
1 egg
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons butter, melted
salt and pepper to taste
1 pinch of dry mustard

Directions:

  • Make pasta according to package instructions. Preheat oven to 350* and grease large casserole dish.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together egg, milk, butter, 1/2 cup cheese, and dry mustard together.  
  • Rinse pasta in cool water, mix in the egg mixture. Add ham and tomatoes with 1/2 cup cheese. 
  • Pour into casserole dish and top with rest of cheese.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until cheese is melted. 
  • Enjoy with a nice green salad.