Ham 'n' Noodle Hot Dish Recipe
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Ham 'n' Noodle Hot Dish Recipe

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Frozen green peas add lovely color to this comforting meal-in-one from Renee Schwebach. "The easy, cheesy dish is a great way to use up leftover ham," reports the Dumont, Minnesota cook. —Renee Schwebach, Dumont, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 1-1/2 cups elbow macaroni or medium noodles, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 461 calories, 23g fat (13g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 1581mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein


  1. In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese and salt until cheese is melted.
  2. Add the ham, noodles and peas. Pour into a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Melt remaining butter; add bread crumbs and parsley. Sprinkle over casserole.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Ham 'n' Noodle Hot Dish in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p36

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"Kid friendly! Worried that it only said 4 servings. However, very hearty portions with a lot of leftovers. Made a great dinner after the Holidays. Used leftover ham and last of processed cheese. Equally good eaten straight from stove or after baked in oven with crunchy topping. As a volunteer food editor with Taste of Home I appreciated the ability to use ingredients I had on hand without making trip to store."

Reviewed May. 8, 2014

"Delicious - used real instead of processed cheddar and just over 1 c. of chopped ham. I think it would be even better with a bit of grainy mustard - next time I'll add about a tbsp to the cheese sauce."

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

"I'll just bet this dish would also be delicious using chicken. Plan to try very soon."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

"Always a go-to recipe for our family. Love it!"

Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"This is a great recipe. Never again will I make ham & eggs or ham omelet with my leftover ham. I used fat free milk, low fat shredded cheddar & broccoli instead of peas. I also used panko bread crumbs instead of regular dried bread crumbs. Delicious!"

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