This is a classy casserole.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain.

  • Mix macaroni, 3/4 of the Cheddar cheese, asparagus, ham, onion, and mayonnaise in a bowl to coat pasta and vegetables in mayonnaise; season with salt and pepper. Spread the macaroni mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Layer remaining Cheddar cheese over the macaroni mixture; top with bread crumbs.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the breadcrumbs are golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Use your favorite type of pasta for this recipe.

Tips

If you would like to save a few dollars, you could substitute a bag of frozen peas for the asparagus.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

491.2 calories; 20.6 g protein; 37.9 g carbohydrates; 57 mg cholesterol; 681.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2016
It is a great way to use leftover ham! I used peas instead of asparagus because I didn't have any and used a light mayo dressing as it was more liquid. I also used half Italian breadcrumbs and half panko. Easy kid friendly. Thanks for this recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/05/2017
Not bad, but a little bland. Needs something added to it. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2016
It is a great way to use leftover ham! I used peas instead of asparagus because I didn't have any and used a light mayo dressing as it was more liquid. I also used half Italian breadcrumbs and half panko. Easy kid friendly. Thanks for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2016
It is a great way to use leftover ham! I used peas instead of asparagus because I didn't have any and used a light mayo dressing as it was more liquid. I also used half Italian breadcrumbs and half panko. Easy kid friendly. Thanks for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2016
Awesome awesome! Double the cheese and add some juice. Any kind of juice and more butter and OMG don't use anything but fresh asparagus tips! Awesome! I used leftover ham from Sunday dinner. The flavor is SENSATIONAL! And so easy too for a weeknight meal. Add soft yeast rolls and that is ALL you need! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2016
Loved it. Cut the macaroni in half and added a cup of beef broth. I made this ahead of time and cooked it in the oven for 60 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2017
added garlic powder hot pepper flakes and a couple squirts of sriracha chili sauce because we like hot tastes Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2015
My son and mother in law loved this. I used the recipe as a guide but we had spinach instead of asparagus and I added yellow and red bell peppers plus double the cheese. I didn't have bread crumbs so I substituted crushed Ritz crackers. 4 of us ate the whole pan in one meal. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/05/2017
Not bad, but a little bland. Needs something added to it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2018
Made a couple changes. Used lemon pepper and garlic salt. Crushed potatoe chips in place of bread crumbs. Great way to use left over ham. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2017
Really good but it sure was a lot of food for two people:-). Guess I should have cut it in half. I only gave it 4 stars because I'm not a big fan of ham or asparagus but my husband is. However I love pasta so it was a win-win. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2015
Going to revise my review. My son who wasn't home for dinner the night I made it ate it the next day and thought it was the best thing ever! It really is according to what you like. Its really not bad cold. I told my husband as I was making it.. this is not enough liquid.. and he was saying that is just too much pasta. In the south we like casseroles to be casseroles not cooked pasta tossed salads. It might be fine dining for others. But for us.. It was SO dry and the onions weren't cooked. It was like you tried to toss a salad of cooked pasta and ham with a sliver of cheese. Read More
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