Ham & Asparagus Casserole
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
I added 1/2 tsp each of Italian seasonings and celery salt and 1 cup of sharp white cheddar cheese to the sauce. That helped with the blandness. I also cooked the asparagus with the noodles to have 1 less pot to wash as mentioned in other comments. With the modifications we thought it was good.
Was a bit bland and dry. I added grated cheddar on top of the leftovers. Peter added pimento cheese to melt on top.
I really liked this recipe because it used up some leftover ham. Thankfully we live in an area where fresh produce is readily available year-round so the baby asparagus I used didn't cost very much. I decided to split the casserole up and use two 8x8 pans so I wouldn't have to figure out how to get a 13x9 pan in the frig for the next night's leftovers. Also I decided to layer the ingredients--I put the egg noodles in the bottom, put the asparagus on next, and then the sauce with the ham and other ingredients. I would put more french-fried onions and cheese on it the next time. The instructions said that the prep time would take only 25 minutes; I needed closer to two hours before the casserole went in the oven and I was very glad I started cooking early enough.
We liked it, but also thought it was a bit bland; may try adding some other seasonings next time. I also appreciated chin-chilla's tips on saving on number of dirty dishes.
This recipe was just ok for me. It was kind of bland, I'm glad I didn't use low sodium chicken broth. If I was to make this recipe again I would not use thyme, and would use other seasonings to give it some more flavor. Also it was also a little too dry as well.
Very good and simple to make. Great way to use up leftover ham! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
OMGoodness ~ this looks sensational. Also looks quite versatile. Definitely saved recipe. Looking fwd. to making not too far in future. Since we are empty nesters, a 4 serving sized casserole is ideal for us! Thank you so much for sharing ~ Sincerely, Joscy
Made this for dinner and the kids and hubby loved it. Was easier than I thought it might be, and easy to adjust to your tastes. I used pinko instead of fried onions. My only complaint was how many dishes I had to dirty but decided on few tips to limit like tossing veggie in with pasta and mixing flour and broth all in the skillet.
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