Photo: Julie Bidwell; Styling: Stephanie Hanes
Prep Time
26 Mins
Cook Time
46 Mins
Yield
Serves: 6

"We call this Southern Sunday supper pie. It's such a comforting way to finish the weekend."

Mary Marlowe Leverette, 58, Columbia, S.C.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 2-quart dish. Boil pasta in salted water until al dente, 7 to 8 minutes. Drain.

Step 2

Melt 1 Tbsp. butter over medium heat. Sauté ham until browned, about 4 minutes. Add onion; sauté 1 minute. Add spinach; sauté 1 minute. Remove from heat.

Step 3

In a pot, melt 4 Tbsp. butter over medium heat. Add flour; whisk and cook until golden, about 2 minutes. Whisk in milk. Add Worcestershire, hot sauce, nutmeg, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Cook, stirring, until thick, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat; mix in cheeses. Fold in pasta.

Step 4

Spread half of pasta mixture in dish. Top with ham mixture, then rest of pasta. Mix 2 Tbsp. melted butter with panko; sprinkle over dish. Bake until golden, 20 to 30 minutes.

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