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Creamy Ham Casserole

(32 Votes)
Updated July 15, 2016
SERVES
4
COOK TIME
45 Min

You'll save the day with this simple Creamy Ham Casserole. This is comfort food at its best, and it couldn't be easier to throw together even on a busy weeknight.

What You'll Need:
  • 8 ounces medium egg noodles, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced celery
  • 2 cups chopped cooked ham
  • 1 (10-3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimiento, drained on paper towel
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 1-1/2-quart baking dish with with cooking spray. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain.
     
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot. Add onion and celery and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in ham and heat 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in soup, sour cream, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, the pimiento, and noodles. Spoon into baking dish. 
     
  3. Cover and bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese, and bake, uncovered, an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. 
     
Notes

Here's a great way to use leftover ham. Or, if you don't have any leftovers, take advantage of cubed cooked ham that's available in the meat counter of your supermarket. When you need just a few cups of ham, such as in this deliciously creamy recipe, it gives you an inexpensive head start for preparing a variety of meals.

For another great leftover ham idea, check out our recipe for Perfect Split Pea Soup or browse through our collection of Ways to Enjoy Holiday Leftovers

 

 

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This had a great flavor and is a good way to use up the left over ham that's stuck on the bone that doesn't make neat slices. I like a creamy sauce, so I did dilute the cream of mushroom soup with a can of buttermilk and omitted the sour cream. I have found that undiluted cream of soups don't make enough creamy sauce otherwise. And sour cream seems to break too often when it's cooked, so the buttermilk adds the same tang without that problem. I have used creme fraiche, too, in the paste, for it is too expensive.

yummy!

Looks delicious in that 'temptation' bowl. I will be trying this soon!

Had some ham in the freezer left over from Thanksgiving made this dish for dinner tonight. Followed the recipe to the letter, except...in my opinion, mushroom soup MUST include some dry sherry ( not cooking sherry, please! ), so added a Tbsp or so of Dry Sack off the heat. Also, a pinch of rosemary and a whiff of thyme, along with a bit of Dijon mustard added a nice flavor accent. I had a bit more than 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar, so just put it all on top. I sliced the celery very thin so there wouldn't be too much crunch. We love black pepper, so added a tsp or so of that, too.

sounds like what im looking for ll try it this week p.s. nice temptatons bakewear

Followed the recipe exactly. Great way to use up leftovers. The sauce was rich and creamy. Green peppers were not my fav....next time will try pimentos instead.

just thought it was o.k.

I love this recipe because you can do anything to it. I used a standard 12 oz. bag of egg noodles, the onion, soup, added garlic and a little cream cheese. No bell peppers so I added a jar of pimentos. I stirred a little parm into the noodles, sprinkled three cheese blend on top with some crumbled bacon and a sprinkling of parsley. I didn't measure the sour cream, just kept tasting. This recipe is fantastic! We were getting tired of ham sandwiches since I just thawed out some remains of a 15 pound ham! I wish I had had mushrooms on hand.

Could I get a measurement in cups for the egg noodles? Would 1/2 cup uncooked be correct?

2 cups uncooked noodles equals 4 oz.

Wonderfully decadent. A bit rich is that is of concern, so be warned. But extremely tasty. Be careful that just the two of you don't finish this off at one sitting, something my husband was hoping to do!!!! A perfect recipe for leftover ham.

Also, thanks to all the previous comments below about using Greek yogurt, rather than sour crme. Will certainly give it a try the next time I use this wonderful recipe.

This is great, I will be making it all the time now.

LOVE this recipe...but double the celery and onion, use an additional 1/2 cup ham and at least 1cup of cheese. Plenty of salt and pepper, too. If veggies are too crunchy for liking...saute a little longer. Need the celery for flavor! I used multi grain egg noodles.

How about substituting yogurt for sour cream?

You can substitute greek yogurt for sour cream in any recipe.

It would be nice to have the nutritional values attached to each recipe

Instead of using sour cream, could I use either double or single cream? How does the sour cream taste in the recipe?? Thanks

the sour cream makes it creamy...liquid would make it too runny. You may substitute greek yogurt, though.

This recipe is rich and delicious. I had 1 cup of cheese, so I mixed 1/2 cup in with the pasta. I broiled the dish for 2 minutes at the end of the cooking time to brown the cheese a bit. I will leave out the celery next time because it stayed a little too crunchy for me. But definitely a keeper.

Excellent recipe....oh its so good....

Sounds like a keeper, bought a too big ham, delicious as it is, I need good recipes such as this

Can I do this in a cast iron skillet,, has a cover?????

I don't see why you couldn't as long as the skillet is well-seasoned (to avoid sticking issues). The cast iron would also give an extra boost of iron to your meal as well.

Loved it! it was quick and easy. However I did not have a pepper so I used peas instead. Would definately make again even if I don't have leftover ham.

Very good, however 5 minutes prep time is nowhere close. I spent approx 25 mins prepping between cooking the pasta, chopping all the ingredients. I did add some garlic and oregano as well. Good recipe.

Thought it was great and my kids really liked it a lot

This tasted good; however, I am not a big fan of sour cream so would use less next time.

Try cream of chicken, or cream of celery, or cream of onion soups.

I have one major problem with a lot of these recipes. Many call for cream of mushroom soup. I am so allergic to mushrooms. Does any one know what can be used as a substitution??

use cream of celery or cream of chicken

Use cream of celery or cream of chicken. Works great!

Any of the "cream of" soups should work fine in this type of dish.

how about cream of broccoli?

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