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Spring Ham Casserole

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Ingredients
  Spaghetti 7 Ounce (1 Package)
  Celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
  Green pepper 1 , finely chopped
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  All-purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Instant chicken bouillon granules 2 Teaspoon
  Pepper white 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Half and half 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Fully cooked ham 3 Cup (48 tbs), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  Button mushrooms 4 1⁄2 Ounce, drained (1 Jar)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, snipped
Directions

MAKING
1. Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water until tender-crisp.
2. Drain and set aside.
3. In a medium-size (2-quart) casserole, combine butter and vegetables.
4. Cover dish with its lid or with cling film.
5. Microwave at HIGH for about 4 minutes, or until onion is limp.
6. Stir in flour, bouillon granules and white pepper to make a smooth paste
7. Gradually add the half and half, stirring vigorously to make a smooth paste.
8. Place the dish in the microwave and set the power to 7.
9. Cook the sauce for about 4 1/2 minutes, stirring once half way, until it is thick and smooth.
10. Add ham, mushrooms and cooked spaghetti and toss to mix and coat spaghetti with sauce.
11. Return to the microwave at the same power for another 5 minutes or until hot, stirring once to halfway through cooking.

SERVING
12. Pile the spaghetti into deep dish plates and sprinkle with cheese and parsley.
13. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Interest: 
Spring, Quick
Ingredient: 
Ham
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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