I first made this dish for my oldest. It combines several of his favorite things – mac and cheese, ham and bacon. It’s easy to make. The resulting dish is a yummy comfort food that will rapidly turn into a family favorite. Here’s how I make it.
Bacon, Ham and Cheese Pasta Bake
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- 1 lb pasta
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 stick butter
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 1/2 cup milk
- 8 oz shredded triple cheddar cheese
- 4 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 + 1.5 cups shredded bacon
- 1/2 lb deli ham sliced very thick
Preheat oven to 375.
Cut the ham into cubes.
Make a roux with the butter, flour, milk and 8 oz cheese. Do this by adding the ingredients to a sauce pan and cooking over a low to medium heat, stirring often until everything is blended.
Mix the pasta and the roux and stir well.
Spray a baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Add the bacon and ham to the pasta and mix thoroughly.
Put the pasta into casserole dish.
Sprinkle the remaining 4 oz cheese over the pasta.
Bake for 20 minutes.