Who doesn't love a good casserole? If you love pasta, ham, and cream, you'll love this all-in-one meal. It's great for feeding a hungry crowd.
The secret to a tasty casserole is cooking it slowly in a cast-iron casserole dish that evenly spreads the heat while preserving all the flavor. And what better way to serve it?
The veggies in this ham pasta casserole are optional, but it's a great way to use any left-over vegetables you happen to have in the refrigerator. If you are trying to get vegetables into people who don't normally touch them, then this is definitely the way to do it.
It's also a fantastic way to repurpose leftover roasted ham. Make a ham roast one day, and enjoy creative leftovers with a casserole the next!
Not only is this an easy ham casserole recipe, but we've included some FAQs so you've got everything you need to know in one place.
*If you want a thicker sauce, skip the milk and use 2 cans of soup
Ham casserole with noodles goes great with canned soup because of its creamy texture.
You can use a variety of soups. Cream of celery, cream of chicken, cream of bacon, cream of corn... or really any creamy soup will go work great in this dish.
If you don't have canned soup on hand you can whip up your own sauce!
If you don't have ham on hand, or if you don't prefer your casserole with ham, you can substitute with sausage, bacon, beef, or chicken in this recipe.
You can add a variety of ingredients to spice it up.
You'll also find that using the dried onion soup mix as suggested enhances the flavor, rather than dried onion powder.
This dish can stay in the refrigerator for 3-5 days in an airtight container and is easily reheated. Your ham casserole will keep in the freezer for up to 6 months, provided you have stored it in an airtight container.
You can also freeze individual portions of your casserole for easy meal prep during the busy work week!
Absolutely. You can assemble your casserole, put it in the refrigerator, and bake it when you're ready later that day.
Don't wait longer than 1 day if you make it ahead as the ingredients will likely get mushy.
This recipe can be a meal in itself, but you could easily serve a garden or caesar salad alongside this dish.
If you didn't fill this casserole with veggies, try adding a side of roasted asparagus or sauteed summer squash.
Yes! If you don't have fresh veggies on hand, frozen will work just as well.
Don't worry about cooking them before you add them to your mix. They'll thaw when cooking in the oven. Just make sure they are free of ice so the sauce doesn't thin out while it cooks.
Its possible you cooked them too long at the beginning of this process.
Cook your noodles 'al dante' for perfect noodle consistency all the way to the end.
However, you decide to customize and serve up this recipe, Ham Casserole with Noodles is sure to be a hit with friends and family of all ages. If you loved this recipe and are looking for another cheesy casserole to add to your repertoire check out these recipes for Cauliflower Casserole or Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole.