Creamy Ham Noodle Casserole Recipe
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Creamy Ham Noodle Casserole Recipe

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Top a rich casserole with a little crunch, and you've got a dish the whole family will love! —Marion Little, Humboldt, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 cups uncooked tricolor spiral pasta
  • 4 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 345 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 1,107 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute the celery, pepper and onion in butter until tender. Stir in the soup, milk and salt. In a very large bowl, combine the soup mixture, ham and mushrooms. Drain pasta; add to soup mixture and toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Top with cracker crumbs. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Bake the remaining casserole, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 casseroles (9 servings each).
Originally published as Creamy Ham Noodle Casserole in Simple & Delicious January/February 2010, p60

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 345 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 1,107 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 16 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

Hearty! And this recipe would feed an army. I have the second pan in the freezer waiting for a busy week.

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Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

This was wonderful. I am not a casserole person and the whole family enjoyed this.

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