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Microwave Spring Ham Casserole

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Ingredients
  Uncooked spaghetti 7 Ounce (1 Package)
  Chopped celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped green pepper 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Instant chicken bouillon granules 2 Teaspoon
  White pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Half and half 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Cubed fully cooked ham 3 Cup (48 tbs) (1/2 Inch Cubes)
  Button mushrooms 4 1⁄2 Ounce, drained (1 Jar)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Snipped fresh parsley 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a microwaveable bowl, boil water.
2. Add spaghetti to boiling water and cook in the microwave according to packet directions. Drain pasta and set aside.

MAKING
3. In a microwaveable casserole melt butter in the microwave at HIGH for 1 minute.
4. Add celery, onion, green pepper to the hot melted butter.
5. Cover dish with cling wrap.
6. Microwave at HIGH for 3 to 4 minutes until vegetables are tender.
7. Uncover dish and stir in flour, bouillon granules, white pepper.
8. Further blend in the cream.
9. Return uncovered dish to the microwave.
10. Reduce microwave power to 7.
11. Cook for 4 1/2 to 6 minutes, stirring once, until the sauce has thickened.
12. Into the sauce, stir ham, mushrooms and cooked spaghetti. Toss lightly to mix.
13. Microwave for another 5 to 7 minutes, stirring once till the spaghetti is well heated.

SERVING
14. Dish out into individual deep dish plates.
15. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.
16. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Interest: 
Spring, Quick
Ingredient: 
Ham
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
18 Minutes
Ready In: 
28 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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