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Ham, Spinach, and Mostaccioli Casserole

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Just before serving, be sure to give the casserole a good stir to mix the chunks of ham, bits of spinach, and pasta with the rich, creamy sauce.
Yield: 6
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Ingredients

8 ounces packaged dried mostaccioli, cut ziti, or elbow macaroni
3 tablespoons butter
2 medium onions, cut into thin wedges*
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 (14 ounce) can reduced sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cups LACTAID® Reduced Fat Milk
1 1/2 cups cubed cooked ham
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta; rinse with cold water. Drain again and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan melt butter. Add onions or leeks and garlic. Cover and cook about 5 minutes or until onions are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour, thyme, and pepper. Add chicken broth and LACTAID® Reduced Fat Milk all at once. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Stir in cooked pasta, ham, and spinach. Spoon mixture into a 2-quart casserole.
  4. Cover and bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir gently before serving.

Notes

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Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 325
Total Fat 10.96g
Calories from Fat 97.76kcal
Saturated Fat 5.25g
Cholestrol 45.81mg
Sodium 638.71mg
Total Carbohydrate 41.33g
Dietary Fiber 4.16g
Sugars 7.83g
Protein 17.38g
Calcium 179.79mg
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