Monday, February 25, 2013

Ham and Cheese Rotini

Last week while on the Betty Crocker website I cam across a recipe for Ham and Cheese Ziti that looked fabulous. I really wanted to make it but I unfortunately can not find a lower calorie ziti pasta so I decided to make it with Rotini instead. I knew my toddler would gobble it up but I needed to convince the hubster that this was so much better than mac and cheese. (He isn't a huge fan) He loved it and so did I. I see myself making this a lot in the future.

Ham and Cheese Rotini
Heavily Adapted From Betty
Serves 4-6
Cal 271, Fat 9.5, Carbs 28g, Fiber 3g, Protein 18g

8 oz Rotini Pasta (I used Barilla white fiber)
1 1/2 cups shredded five cheese Italian blend, divided (I used Kraft)
2 oz light cream cheese
1 cup milk (I used skim)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
8 oz cubed deli ham
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 350ºF. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.

While pasta is cooking, melt cream cheese in a saucepan over low heat. Add in the milk and garlic.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Stir in your mustard and one cup of the shredded cheese. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted.
Stir pasta and ham into cheese sauce. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Top with remaining cheese and Parmesan.

Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be seen at this Party


  1. Mmmm, we love Ham and Cheese pasta! Thanks for linking to Simple Supper Tuesday. Have a great week!

  2. This does look a lot better than mac and cheese! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

  3. This is something my family would eat for dinner often. Looks so good!

  4. Just the right amount of cheese for me. :)

  5. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do this Weekend. Great idea for a healthier, quick and easy pasta. Hope to see you next week!

  6. I love everything pasta. Pinned!



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