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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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 241377
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."

spronovo User ID: 3118526 28185
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."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 52372
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

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

Goldencurls User ID: 7180113 28157
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

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

dieter's mom User ID: 3847129 22051
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!"

DFKP User ID: 4560199 52785
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"I made this using left over baked chicken and it was terrific! Everyone loved it and I doubled the recipe to give one away. I used a mexican mix cheese and loved it!"

DreMomma User ID: 5946485 202680
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2011

"Very good and easy. I used egg noodles and cheddar cheese instead of American. Didn't have enough peas on hand, so used 1/2 cup peas and 1/2 cup chopped red pepper. Added the ham, frozen peas, and pepper to the noodle water before draining - heats up those ingredients to shorten the baking time."

abbygal User ID: 5186360 17115
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"Entire family loved this recipe. I added an extra cup of skim milk to the sauce because it was being heated the next day. This kept it moist and not too saucy. We skipped the peas because my grandchildren won't eat them and topped it with grated tex-mex cheese instead of the bread crumbs. For texture next time we will be doing the bread crumbs. This recipe has definitely been added to my "Tried & True" and will be served every time we have leftover baked ham. Would rate this 5 star but the stars aren't showing up."

cntbailey User ID: 1507453 28085
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"I love this recipe! I had to double this recipe to make enough for my family. I did not add anymore ham and used elbow noodles instead. This is a great recipe for homemade Mac and Cheese! Very easy and so good..thanks for this one."

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