Pasta, Ham and Gruyere Casserole is a hearty, delicious & simple dish, with egg noodles, Gruyere cheese, peas, spices and ham baked in a creamy sauce.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8"x8" baking dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
While pasta is cooking, prepare cheese sauce. Melt butter in large pan (or skillet). Whisk in flour, garlic powder and onion powder. Cook for about a minute. Add milk. Stir until fully combined and sauce has thickened. Add a cup of grated cheese. Stir to combine. Cook on low until cheese has fully melted. Add whipping cream. Stir to fully combine. Continue cooking on LOW, but do not let mixture come to a boil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Add ham pieces. Add peas. Stir gently to combine. Add cooked and drained pasta. Stir gently until pasta is coated with sauce. Pour pasta and sauce into prepared 8x8 baking dish. Cover the top of casserole with additional grated cheese, then sprinkle with bread crumbs.
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