Speedy Ham and Macaroni Recipe

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"I came up with this colorful stovetop dinner on a day I needed to get supper together in a jiffy," says Vicky Hartel, Caledonia, Wisconsin, a busy mother of three. "I save time by cooking the broccoli along with the macaroni."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 249 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 995mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, cook macaroni in boiling water for 5 minutes. Add broccoli; return to a boil. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until macaroni is tender; drain. Return to the pan. Combine soup, milk, butter, nutmeg, garlic powder and pepper; add to macaroni mixture with ham. mix well; heat through. Garnish with Parmesan cheese if desired. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Speedy Ham and Macaroni in Quick Cooking July/August 1998, p63

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 202748
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"Next time less nutmeg."

HappyMomx6 User ID: 6865185 82656
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"Made this as a quick meal with left over ham. My family of eight gobbled it up!"

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