Ham & Broccoli Bake

Ham & Broccoli Bake - A cheesy, flavorful pasta bake made with ham, broccoli and rotini enveloped in a rich, delicious Alfredo sauce. An easy, quick dish for busy weeknights that the entire family will love!

A cheesy, flavorful pasta bake made with ham, broccoli and rotini enveloped in a rich, delicious Alfredo sauce. An easy, quick dish for busy weeknights that the entire family will love!

Ingredients

(1 lb.) box rotini pasta

1/2 tablespoon salt

12 ounces broccoli (fresh or frozen)

2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cups diced, fully cooked ham

1/2 onion, chopped

1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

2 (15 ounce) jars garlic Alfredo sauce

3/4 cup milk

2 cups shredded Colby – Monterey Jack cheese, divided

1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add rotini and salt; boil for about 10 minutes. Drain.

Place the broccoli in a microwave-safe dish and add add 2 tablespoons water. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Chop broccoli up into smaller pieces.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; stir in the diced ham, onion and Italian seasoning and cook for 5-8 minutes.

Stir in the broccoli, Alfredo sauce and milk. Stir.

Add the drained rotini.

Add 1 cup shredded cheese.

Bring sauce to a simmer.

Transfer the mixture to a 9×13″ baking dish.

Sprinkle pepper over top of dish.

Top with remaining cup shredded cheese.

Cover with foil.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese on top is melted.

Notes

Quick tip: If you don’t have 15-20 minutes to wait for the dish to bake, go ahead and skip the baking step. Instead, add 1/2 cup more cheese to the skillet and sprinkle the rest of the cheese on individual servings once the pasta is plated.