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Ham 'n' Noodle Hot Dish Recipe

Ham 'n' Noodle Hot Dish Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 461 calories, 23 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 1,581 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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