Quick Ham Bake

I was looking for something different and ran across a recipe that sounded good. I didn’t have all the ingredients so I decided to fake it, take the major flavor components and do it my way. It turned out pretty good, but it could have used one of the ingredients I didn’t have. So here is the recipe I made, with the missing ingredient.

Quick Ham Bake
16 ounces spiral pasta
2 cups diced ham
2 cups broccoli, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup roasted red bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups milk
1 jar alfredo sauce
1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
2 cups swiss or jack cheese, grated
fresh ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350. Spray two 9 x 9 baking pans with non-stick spray. Boil pasta until tender but not mushy. While pasta is draining melt butter in the pot used to boil the pasta. Add flour and stir together, cooking for 1 minute. Add milk and stir until it starts thickening. Turn off burner and add alfredo sauce and all the cheese. Add in the ham and broccoli and roasted red pepper. Stir together well and add pasta, stirring until it’s evenly mixed. Pour pasta mixture into baking pans and place in oven for 20 minutes. Let cool some before serving.

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