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Shells with Cauliflower and Ham

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This casserole recipe is a twist on regular mac and cheese -- pasta shells and cauliflower with ham in a cheesy sauce. It makes a hearty dinner.

Yield: 8 servings

Preparation Time: 30 min; Total Time: 50 min


Nutrition Facts

Yield: 8 servings

Approximate Nutrient Content per serving:

Calories: 310
Calories From Fat: 81
Total Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 5g
Sodium: 760mg
Total Carbohydrates: 40g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Protein: 19g

Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements, products and brands used to prepare the recipe.


Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.

In 3-quart saucepan, heat 8 cups (2 quarts) water to boiling. Add cauliflower and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt; cook 4 minutes or until tender. Remove cauliflower with slotted spoon to large bowl. Heat cooking liquid to boiling. Add pasta; cook 6 minutes. Drain; add pasta to cauliflower.

In 2-quart saucepan, stir flour and milk with whisk. Add garlic; cook over medium-high heat about 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in cheeses, mustard, pepper and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Pour cheese sauce over cauliflower mixture. Stir in ham. Spoon mixture into baking dish.

Place bread in food processor. Cover; process until coarse crumbs form. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over casserole. Bake uncovered 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Please note that some ingredients and brands may not be available in every store.

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