Layered Penne with Ham, Mushrooms and Peas

Prep Time: 25 min  |  Cook Time: 40 min  |  Servings: 6  |  Calories: 356
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Layered Penne with Ham, Mushrooms and Peas
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
40 min

Layered penne joins a savory blend of fresh ingredients like peppers and mushrooms simmered in a buttery broth along with ham and peas. This sauce provides a base for a combination of cheeses including Sargento® Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese that takes the creaminess of this recipe to the next level once it’s baked to gooey perfection.

  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped red bell pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups (10 oz.) diced smoked ham
  • 1 cup frozen small peas, thawed
  • 6 oz. penne pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup Sargento® Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Swiss Cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Parmesan Cheese, divided
  1. Cook mushrooms, red pepper and onions in butter in medium saucepan over medium heat 3 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in flour and pepper until smooth. Stir in mustard. Gradually stir in milk and broth. Heat to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in ham and peas.
  2. Place 1 cup sauce in bottom of 8x8-inch baking dish. Layer half of penne over sauce. Spread with 1/2 cup Ricotta cheese, half of remaining sauce, 1/2 cup Swiss cheese and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Repeat with layers of pasta, 1/2 cup Ricotta cheese and sauce.
  3. Cover and bake in preheated 375°F oven 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes more. Sprinkle with remaining Swiss cheese and Parmesan cheese. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Serving Size 6

Calories 356

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 19.80g 32%
Sat. Fat 12.10g 63%
Mono Unsat. Fat 4.90g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.00g
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 985mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 164RE
Vitamin C 10mg 17%
Calcium 323mg 38%
Iron 1mg 6%