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Creamy Noodle Casserole

My husband, Ronald, works long hours and frequently doesn't arrive home until past 7 p.m. This casserole is ideal for those late nights—it's just as tasty after it's been warmed in the microwave. —Barb Marshall, Pickerington, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) egg noodles
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli cuts
  • 3 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon each garlic powder, salt and pepper

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook noodles in boiling water for 5 minutes. Add broccoli and ham; cook until noodles are tender, 5-10 minutes longer.
  • Drain; return to pan. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook and stir over low heat until butter is melted and mixture is heated through.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled noodle mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring; add broth or milk if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 428 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 1087mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • Kim
    Sep 21, 2020

    I made this for my husband, he really liked it but asked if next time to use chicken. I did and shredded the chicken. It is his absolute favorite, and he asks for it at least once a week

  • ms11145
    May 6, 2020

    Have been making this basic recipe for years. It's fun to vary the recipe by using different pasta, vegetables, cheeses and even the meats. If using broccoli or cauliflower, I always use fresh as I think it tastes better. Great recipe.

  • Beema
    Apr 25, 2020

    This is one of those "basic" recipes that you can play around with to make it your own, adding or replacing ingredients, such as sweet corn, june peas, sliced mushrooms, and even replacing the ham with chicken, beef, shrimp, or bulk sausage. And, it is easy to cut down from 8 servings to 4.

  • Patty
    Apr 14, 2020

    Fun and easy to make....also delicious and economical. Even better the next day.

  • Wildfiremustang
    Jun 4, 2017

    It was okay. Definitely need to add seasoning

  • randycandy
    Apr 11, 2015

    great flavor & quick & easy. All the picky eaters even liked this-ALOT. Thanks for the recipe it's definitely a keeper.

  • Lowcalmama
    Feb 19, 2015

    Tasted good. I used chicken and fresh broccoli. Easy and quick!

  • bereitbach
    Sep 18, 2014

    I left out the ham to have a vegetarian meal. I mostly eyeballed the sauce to determine the amounts and it turned out very creamy. I did mix the sauce ingredients separately and then added them to the pasta. I also added basil with the other seasonings. I used fresh broccoli and cooked it before adding it to the pasta and I used less butter than called for. It was all very good.

  • Kris Hodges
    Sep 5, 2014

    I halved the recipe because there's only 2 of us. I also, of course, did some tweaking. I doubled the Parmesan and fat-free half-and-half. I used less butter and more garlic, salt and pepper. Then, to make it creamier, I used 1/2 cup of plain yogurt. Next time, I think I'll use an Italian blend of shredded cheese instead of mozzarella because it's too stringy. But I like the combination of ingredients and will definitely make it again.

  • rdmkw
    Dec 26, 2012

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