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Creamy Noodle Casserole Recipe

Creamy Noodle Casserole Recipe

My husband, Ronald, works long hours and frequently won't arrive home until past 7 p.m. But this casserole is still tasty after it's been warmed in the microwave. —Barb Marshall, Pickerington, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) egg noodles
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli cuts
  • 3 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon each garlic powder, salt and pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, cook noodles in boiling water for 5 minutes. Add broccoli and ham; cook 5-10 minutes longer or until noodles are tender.
  • 2. Drain; return to pan. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook and stir over low heat until butter is melted and mixture is heated through.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled noodle mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little broth or milk if necessary. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 428 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 1,087 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Reviews for Creamy Noodle Casserole

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2015

"great flavor & quick & easy. All the picky eaters even liked this-ALOT. Thanks for the recipe it's definitely a keeper."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"Tasted good. I used chicken and fresh broccoli. Easy and quick!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"I left out the ham to have a vegetarian meal. I mostly eyeballed the sauce to determine the amounts and it turned out very creamy. I did mix the sauce ingredients separately and then added them to the pasta. I also added basil with the other seasonings. I used fresh broccoli and cooked it before adding it to the pasta and I used less butter than called for. It was all very good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2014

"I halved the recipe because there's only 2 of us. I also, of course, did some tweaking. I doubled the Parmesan and fat-free half-and-half. I used less butter and more garlic, salt and pepper. Then, to make it creamier, I used 1/2 cup of plain yogurt. Next time, I think I'll use an Italian blend of shredded cheese instead of mozzarella because it's too stringy. But I like the combination of ingredients and will definitely make it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

"Frankly, I would triple the sauce ingredients and mix them separately in a bowel, then add. The recommendations to saute the ham with onion and seasonings before adding are good too. Otherwise, a good comfort food dish and a way of using leftover ham."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"Whole Family thought this was very good. I did saute the hame and seasonings with some onion. Then added to the rest. Really good but I would double the sauce to make creamier."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"So good! Whole family liked it. I used fresh broccoli-steamed. Fried 1/4 cup onion in some butter, added ham (instead of boiling) added a clove of garlic(instead of powder). Only had two cups of ham otherwise everything was the same and was great!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2010

"SO easy and SO good! I used green beans instead of broccoli and I actually looked forward to eating the leftovers!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"Very good and very simple. I used less mozzarella cheese, less butter, and skim milk rather than half and half to make it a little healthier."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2010

"While it tasted good, it was not creamy but stringy from the mozz. cheese."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2010

"Substituted Turkey Ham for less fat and skim milk for half and half, skipped the salt and added just a pinch more garlic powder."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2010

"Use low fat canola margarine or no salt butter, 2 cups of ham, no salt, low fat cheese, and non dairy creamer would cut down on the fat and sodium content of this recipe to make it healthier.'LAG"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2010

"Too much fat, I'd switch out the 1/2 and 1/2 for skim milk and maybe elbow macaroni for the egg noodles."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"I don't understand the point of boiling the already cooked, cubed ham for 5-10 minutes. The only thing I can think of is to eliminate some of the ham's saltiness, but if one is concerned about sodium, why add salt as part of the seasonings?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"sounds good only we dont like parmesan cheese!! what could we use instead!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2009

"This dish was very easy to prepare and my hubby even liked it well enough to tell me not to "personalize" it. It's a definate keeper for us."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"Very easy and very yummy."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009

"My pickiest eater went back for thirds which never happens. Super easy to fix too."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.