Garden Ham 'n' Noodles Recipe
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Garden Ham 'n' Noodles Recipe

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"This blend of ingredients makes a very filling and comforting dish," writes Adena Foster of Kernersville, North Carolina. "I especially like to make it in summer when there's an abundance of fresh zucchini and carrots."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 4 cups water
  • 6 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 354 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 858mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, bring water to a boil. Add the noodles, carrots and zucchini. Cook for 7-8 minutes or until the noodles and vegetables are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, combine the cream, milk and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until thickened. Stir in ham and corn; cook until heated through.
  3. Drain noodle mixture; stir into ham mixture. Sprinkle with cheese; toss to coat. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Garden Ham 'n' Noodles in Quick Cooking July/August 2005, p41

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SuzBrinkman User ID: 4499086 151736
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2014

"This is a good recipe for a base but I definitely had to make some's how I made it and it was delicious: I used the amount of pasta and ham called for but doubled the vegetables and substituted peas for the corn. I shredded a combination of asiago, romano and parmesan to equal about 2 cups of cheese total. I also doubled the amount of sauce ingredients and added pepper and paprika but because the sauce never "thickened", I added the cheese to the sauce, making sure it was on a low setting, so as not to scorch. The rest was per the recipe. I gave it 4 stars because it was delicious but I felt like the recipe contents needed some serious doctoring!"

ebellande User ID: 2086583 91902
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"I've made this dish several times. I love the flavor, but the sauce is a little wimpy, very thin. I usually put lots more zucchini and carrots than called for, and the combination of those with the ham and noodles is still a good dish in spite of the sauce."

snackcake User ID: 4580851 146117
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2010

"it was not to our liking"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 146115
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2009

"Loved it!"

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