Ham, Cheese and Tomato Pasta Bake

    50 minutes

    An easy baked pasta dish. Its different to the usual pasta bake as the pasta cooks in the baking dish with all the other ingredients.

    54 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 (500g) packet rotini pasta (uncooked)
    • 750g tomato pasta sauce, from a botle or premade
    • 500g ham, cut into 1cm (approx) cubes
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder (or half an onion finely chopped or grated)
    • 3 cups water
    • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 degrees C.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, the pasta sauce, ham, garlic, onion powder and pepper. Pour the water over mixture. Mix well, and spoon into 22x33cm casserole dish. Cover tightly with foil.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes. Carefully remove foil, then sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Bake for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

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    This was really easy and good.. Hubby does not care for tomato based sauces, so I substituted a jarred alfredo type sauce.. Still worked excellent. Daughter loved it too! Will definately make again.  -  22 Mar 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Delicious! I boiled the noodles before hand though (I was nervous about them not getting cooked well enough or becoming soggy) and I baked the casserole for 30 minutes at 350. I also sauted onion, mushrooms and garlic and added that to the mixture. Easy and soooo yummy!!  -  31 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    It took an extra 20 minutes to cook this dish completely even though my oven was preheated and I followed the recipe precisely. At the descried time, the food was only very warm in the oven. The pasta was soft but extremely doughy and uncooked, not unlike pasta put into a bowl of warm water for a length of time. The taste was very bland and "cheap" and my husband didn't like it either. I won't make this recipe again. The only thing I can think that could have helped would have been to start the cooking process with boiling water instead of cold, except then it would have been difficult to mix completely prior to cooking.  -  10 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)