Easy Noodle Bake with Ham and Peas

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 641
Fat 40 g
Satfat 24 g
Protein 24 g
Carbohydrate 47 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 178 mg
Sodium 146 mg

Ingredients

3 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 3/4 cups milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup heavy cream
1 (10 oz.) box frozen baby peas (2 1/2 cups)
4 ounces boiled ham, cut into small cubes (about 1 cup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pepper
1/2 cup chopped pretzels
1 cup shredded Cheddar

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly butter a 1 1/2- to 2-quart baking dish.

Cook noodles according to package directions and drain in a colander; do not rinse noodles.

While noodles cook, melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir milk and cornstarch together in a large cup; whisk into saucepan with onion and cook, whisking, until boiling. Whisk in cream and continue to cook, whisking, until thickened, about 2 minutes.

Stir noodles, peas, ham and salt into sauce mixture, season with pepper and scrape into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle pretzels and Cheddar on top and bake until bubbly and golden on top, about 20 minutes.

Note:

November 2006
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