Baked Ham Penne Pasta is a family favorite for any night of the week. Penne pasta, savory ham and a rich and creamy garlic – cheese sauce is a hearty and delicious meal perfect for leftover ham!
This casserole is one of those dishes that is gone in a flash when dinner time rolls around. It is the kind of dish that you make again and again.
Baked Ham Penne Pasta
We could eat pasta every day of the week and really it doesn’t get any easier than a pasta dinner and the flavor combinations are endless.
I love to cook a ham over the weekend and then have it for sandwiches, wraps or salads through the week. Since we are here on the ranch everyday, I cook 2-3 times every day.
Of course we always have a Petit Jean Meats ham for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We always have leftovers for days and I try to get creative to use up the ham. This Baked Ham Penne Pasta is a favorite.
We also love my Slow Cooker Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole for leftover ham. It’s perfect for those days that I don’t have time to stand over the stove to prepare dinner.
You an also get this casserole ready for the oven and pop it in the refrigerator and bake it when you are ready. A great make- ahead dinner and it’s delicious enough for entertaining guests.
How to Make Baked Ham Penne Pasta:
- Penne Pasta
- Fresh Garlic
- Fresh Rosemary
- Chopped onion
- Swiss Cheese
- Sour Cream
Cook pasta about half way and drain. Make the sauce with butter, garlic, onion, rosemary, flour and milk. Add cheese and sour cream. Combine pasta, ham and sauce into a baking dish. Refrigerate or bake immediately.
This is a great alternative to ham and potato casserole. Switch up the pasta for what you have on hand or your favorite. You can also switch up the cheese, white cheddar or gouda would be great options.
Add a green salad and some crusty bread and you have a complete dinner that everyone will enjoy!
My One Pan Cheesy Ham Pasta is also a great dinner option for leftover ham. I’d love to hear about your favorites for leftover ham!
Baked Ham Penne Pasta
- 16 oz Penne Pasta
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
- 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided use
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 cups diced ham
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook penne pasta half way- about 6 minutes, drain and set aside.
Add butter to a pan with chopped onion, garlic and rosemary. Cook 2-3 minutes until onions are softened. Add flour and whisk together, cooking for 2 minutes. Add milk and cook, whisking until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1 cup of cheese and sour cream. Whisk until smooth. Add pasta and ham and stir until combined. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Cover and refrigerate or bake immediately.
Bake for 30 minutes.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 692kcal Calories from fat 263|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 29g||45%|
|Saturated Fat 15g||75%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||12%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|