5-ingredient baked fusilli and cheese with ham

Based on 14 ratings

“Nudel-Schinken-Gratin is a prepared product that’s super popular in Germany. This take makes it from scratch, and does a pretty good job of hitting all the necessary flavor notes. It’s basically a variation of macaroni and cheese, so all mac and cheese lovers should be able to get behind it. If you don’t want to dirty up a casserole dish, add all the cheese to the pot at once and serve straight from the pot.”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
8
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
300 g fusilli
300 g shredded cheddar cheese
150 g ham
onion
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 l milk
salt
pepper
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • oven
  • large pot
  • rubber spatula
  • baking dish

Nutrition per serving

Cal
676
Protein
41 g
Fat
41 g
Carb
36 g
  • Step 1/4

    Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F. Mince onion and slice or cube ham. Melt half the butter in a large pot and add onion. Sauté lightly until translucent.
    • onion
    • 150 g ham
    • unsalted butter
    • oven
    • large pot
    • rubber spatula

    Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F. Mince onion and slice or cube ham. Melt half the butter in a large pot and add onion. Sauté lightly until translucent.

  • Step 2/4

    Add milk and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper. Add fusilli and cook, stirring constantly until pasta is al dente.
    • 1 l milk
    • 300 g fusilli
    • salt
    • pepper

    Add milk and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper. Add fusilli and cook, stirring constantly until pasta is al dente.

  • Step 3/4

    Stir in remaining butter and two-thirds of shredded cheddar cheese. Once cheese has melted and mixture is creamy, add ham and stir to combine.
    • shredded cheddar cheese

    Stir in remaining butter and two-thirds of shredded cheddar cheese. Once cheese has melted and mixture is creamy, add ham and stir to combine.

  • Step 4/4

    Pour mixture into a baking dish. Top with remaining cheese and transfer to oven. Bake at  190°C/375°F until cheese is completely melted, approx. 8 min. Enjoy!
    • baking dish

    Pour mixture into a baking dish. Top with remaining cheese and transfer to oven. Bake at 190°C/375°F until cheese is completely melted, approx. 8 min. Enjoy!