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Ham-Noodle Bake Recipe

Ham-Noodle Bake Recipe

My husband and I build up an appetite after a long day doing chores on the farm. So I've come to rely on this creamy, comforting casserole. Horseradish and mustard add a little zip. —Mary Richards, Ellendale, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 6 cups cooked wide egg noodles
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs, toasted

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Add horseradish and mustard; mix well. Stir in noodles, ham and cheese.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly and heated through. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 470 calories, 24 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 118 mg cholesterol, 1,121 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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