5 from 10 votes
Review Recipe

BROCCOLI CHEESE CASSEROLE WITH HAM

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
This Broccoli Cheese Casserole is a family favorite! Pasta, broccoli and tender ham is tossed in a quick and easy from scratch cheese sauce. This casserole is then topped with breadcrumbs and baked until bubbly and golden.
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Ingredients

  • 12 oz dry macaroni
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • cups milk
  • 1 cup light cream
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup gruyere cheese
  • ½ cup fresh parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups cubed cooked ham
TOPPING
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Add broccoli in the last 2 minutes to cook it tender crisp. Drain and run under cold water.
  3. Melt butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Whisk in flour and let cook 2 minutes while stirring. Slowly whisk in cream, milk, mustard powder and onion powder. Cook over medium heat while stirring until thickened. Remove from heat and stir cheeses until melted.
  4. Toss cheese sauce, pasta, broccoli, and ham together. Pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over macaroni.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes or just until hot. Do not over cook.

Recipe Notes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Add broccoli in the last 2 minutes to cook it tender crisp. Drain and run under cold water. Melt butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Whisk in flour and let cook 2 minutes while stirring. Slowly whisk in cream, milk, mustard powder and onion powder. Cook over medium heat while stirring until thickened. Remove from heat and stir cheeses until melted. Toss cheese sauce, pasta, broccoli, and ham together. Pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over macaroni. Bake 20-25 minutes or just until hot. Do not over cook.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 617, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 108mg, Sodium: 970mg, Potassium: 356mg, Carbohydrates: 51g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Protein: 31g, Vitamin A: 1220%, Vitamin C: 30.4%, Calcium: 611%, Iron: 2.1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Broccoli Cheese casserole