Rigatoni with Ham, Mushrooms & Peas in Oven

Rigatoni with Ham, Mushrooms & Peas in Oven

Rigatoni with Ham, Mushrooms & Peas in Oven
This dish is comfort food at its best... you will be temtped to make it at least once a week!
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4 servings

Ingredients
4 oz. (1 1/2 cups) uncooked dried rigatoni
3 tbsp. butter or margarine
1 (8-oz.) pkg. (2 cups) mushrooms, halved
1 medium (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup half-and-half or milk
3/4 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 lb. (2 cups) cubed cooked ham
1 (10-oz.) pkg. frozen peas
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp. pepper

Methods/steps
Cook rigatoni according to package direction. Drain; set aside. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan melt butter; stir in mushrooms and onion. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until onion is soft (2 to 3 minutes). Reduce heat to medium; stir in flour until smooth and bubbly (1 minute). With wire whisk stir in half-and-half and broth and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens (4 to 5 minutes). Remove from heat. Stir in 1/2-cup Parmesan cheese and all remaining ingredients. Spoon cooked rigatoni into 3-quart casserole. Add sauce; stir gently to coat. Cover; bake 15 minutes. Stir; sprinkle top with remaining 1/4-cup Parmesan cheese. Cover; continue baking for 10 to 15 minutes or until heated through.

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