Ham And Spaghetti Casserole
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time: 1-2 hrs
serves/makes: 4recipe id: 118287cook method: oven, stovetop
8 ounces spaghetti or linguine, broken up
4 tablespoons butter
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 1/2 cup minced ham
3 green onions, sliced (optional)
4 tablespoons flour
2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons sherry, optional
1 dash nutmeg, optional
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 dash pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
1 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
Spray a 3-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cook the spaghetti or linguine in boiling salted water following the package directions. Rinse, drain, and set aside.
In a large saute pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, ham, green onion, if using, and parsley. Saute, stirring, until mushrooms are tender. Stir in flour until blended.
Add chicken broth, sherry, nutmeg, if using, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring, until thickened. Stir in cream or half-and-half, half of the cheese, and peas. Add the pasta and stir to blend.
Pour into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top and bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
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