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Once butter is melted, add in all-purpose flour.
Whisk together well until a thick paste forms.
Stir in milk. Turn heat up to medium-high.
It will start thickening pretty quickly once you turn the heat up.
Next, stir in cubed ham…
… and frozen peas.
Lastly, stir in cooked fettuccine noodles.
Mixture will be thick. Stir as best you can to coat all the noodles with the cheese sauce.
Pour combined mixture into prepared baking dish.
Then serve! Perfect with a salad and some rolls!
- 2 cups fettuccine noodles (1/2 package) cooked
- 3 tbsp salted butter divided use
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 cups fully cooked ham cubed
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
- Prepare fettuccine noodles according to package directions.
- You'll be cooking half the package of noodles.
- While noodles are cooking, preheat the oven to 350f degrees.
- Spray an 11 x 7 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large skillet, melt 2 tbsp. salted butter over medium heat.
- Once butter is melted, add in all-purpose flour.
- Whisk together well until a thick paste forms.
- Stir in milk.
- Turn heat up to medium-high.
- It will start thickening pretty quickly once you turn the heat up.
- Once you see bubbles, turn the heat back down to medium and add shredded cheese.
- If it gets too thick, just splash a bit more milk in there.
- Season with garlic salt and pepper.
- Next, stir in cubed ham, frozen peas and cooked fettuccine noodles.
- Mixture will be thick.
- Stir as best you can to coat all the noodles with the cheese sauce.
- Pour combined mixture into prepared baking dish.
- In a small skillet, over medium-high heat, melt one tablespoon butter.
- Then stir in bread crumbs.
- Stir constantly (so they don't burn) until bread crumbs start to brown.
- Then turn off heat.
- Sprinkle browned bread crumbs over the noodles.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for about 20-25 minutes (until bubbly.)