Not what you may be thinking, this is NOT ham mac n' cheese! This is just a simply wonderfully SIMPLE baked pasta dish with tasty ham instead of the usual boring hamburger or sausage.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, combine dry pasta, spaghetti sauce, ham, garlic, onion powder and pepper. Fill sauce jar with water, and pour over mixture. Mix well, and spoon into 9x13 inch casserole dish. Cover tightly with foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes. Carefully remove foil, then sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Bake for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

272.4 calories; protein 22.1g 44% DV; carbohydrates 28.8g 9% DV; fat 8g 12% DV; cholesterol 45.8mg 15% DV; sodium 1163.9mg 47% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (44)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2005
This was really easy and good.. Hubby does not care for tomato based sauces so I substituted a jarred alfredo type sauce.. Still worked excellent. Daughter loved it too! Will definately make again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/13/2003
It took an extra 20 minutes to cook this dish completely even though my oven was preheated and I followed the recipe precisely. At the descried time the food was only very warm in the oven. The pasta was soft but extremely doughy and uncooked not unlike pasta put into a bowl of warm water for a length of time. The taste was very bland and "cheap" and my husband didn't like it either. I won't make this recipe again. The only thing I can think that could have helped would have been to start the cooking process with boiling water instead of cold except then it would have been difficult to mix completely prior to cooking. Read More
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51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2005
This was really easy and good.. Hubby does not care for tomato based sauces so I substituted a jarred alfredo type sauce.. Still worked excellent. Daughter loved it too! Will definately make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2005
Delicious! I boiled the noodles before hand though (I was nervous about them not getting cooked well enough or becoming soggy) and I baked the casserole for 30 minutes at 350. I also sauted onion, mushrooms and garlic and added that to the mixture. Easy and soooo yummy!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/13/2003
It took an extra 20 minutes to cook this dish completely even though my oven was preheated and I followed the recipe precisely. At the descried time the food was only very warm in the oven. The pasta was soft but extremely doughy and uncooked not unlike pasta put into a bowl of warm water for a length of time. The taste was very bland and "cheap" and my husband didn't like it either. I won't make this recipe again. The only thing I can think that could have helped would have been to start the cooking process with boiling water instead of cold except then it would have been difficult to mix completely prior to cooking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2008
I had left over ham and chicken from Easter and thought I would give this recipe a try. I did cook the noodles 1/2 way first before adding to recipe (I couldn't help it). Since I cooked the noodles a little I also cut the water down to 1/3 of jar. Cut the temp to 375 and away it went. The recipe was wonderful! Love the combination. Thank You so much for this little find. Yum. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2009
We had a ton of extra ham after Christmas dinner and were so happy to find this recipe! We had all the ingredients on hand and it was simple easy and very tasty! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2005
As previous reviewers had done I also sauteed some sliced mushrooms and onions with garlic and added to (Paul Newman's) marinara sauce. Other than that followed the recipe to a tee and it was delicious! The pasta nearest the top of the casserole were slightly more al dente than I would prefer but all in all this was a tasty quick and easy dish to make and it pleased the whole family. I will definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2010
I changed this recipe a bit. I pre-cooked the noodles to just under al dente. Used ham Cream of Celery (10.5oz) combined w/10.5oz 2% milk and jalapeños. Topped w/cheddar & monterey jack cheeses. Turned out fabulous!:) Baked at 350 for 30 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2008
Easy and delicious! Great way to use leftover ham. I really liked that I didn't have to precook the pasta. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2004
Very easy and quick dinner recipe. Use any tube-shaped pasta. And I usually have mushroom-flavored spaghetti sauce on hand. Not crazy about onion or garlic powders so I sautee chopped onions minced garlic and sliced mushrooms in a little olive oil add spaghetti sauce and water and then combine with pasta and ham. Italian turkey sausage is a great substitute for ham. Read More
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