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Ham and Rigatoni Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups ham, diced *
  • 8 ounces rigatoni, (OR other short tubed-shaped pasta)
  • 1 2 1/2-oz package white sauce mix, OR country-gravy mix
  • 2 cups Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 10-oz package frozen spinach, thawed and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, (optional)

Directions

  1. Cook rigatoni according to package directions; set aside.

  2. Prepare white sauce or country gravy mix; stir in ham, cheese, mustard, spinach and hot pepper sauce. Pour over pasta, toss gently to blend well.

  3. Pour into shallow 2-quart casserole; cover and bake in 350 degrees F. oven for 20 minutes.

  4. Uncover and bake 10 minutes more.

Do-Ahead Tip: Prepare casserole; cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Add 10 minutes to initial baking time.

Recipe Source

National Pork Board