Lasted edited March 21, 2019 . Initially published March 14, 2018 by Blair
This 5-Ingredient Ham and Noodle Casserole is an effortless one particular dish meal that will take advantage of your delicious leftovers!
Thanks to Donna for sharing a single of her family’s preferred dinner recipes with us! This five-Ingredient Ham and Noodle Casserole is an simple a single dish meal that requires advantage of your delightful leftovers!
A reader named Donna participated in my free five-Day Meal Arranging Challenge last winter (you can signal up any time here), and she advised me about this basic go-to meal that she frequently prepares with pantry staples when she doesn’t want to make a final-minute run to the grocery keep. We’ve all been there, right?!
As soon as Donna sent me the recipe for her Ham and Noodle Casserole, I filed it away for spring — realizing that it would be the perfect way to use up the leftovers from our Easter ham.
The creamy, light, and fresh pasta is really perfect for the season!
How to Make Straightforward Ham and Noodle Casserole:
I’ve got very good news: you don’t want to wait for Easter leftovers to get pleasure from this meal.
This is one of people wonderful dishes that comes together in just a few minutes and will take benefit of just about anything that you have on hand. Use it as a base and get inventive — you can make the meal your very own and tailor it to suit your family’s taste buds!
Right here are five elements to get you commenced:
- Egg Noodles
- Diced, cooked ham
- Cream of mushroom soup
- Grated cheddar cheese
Plus, you can add any greens that you like! Donna suggests frozen French-lower green beans, but peas, broccoli or anything else that you have on hand will function!
- Cook and drain the egg noodles according to the package deal directions.
- Although the noodles are boiling, place the mustard, ham, condensed soup, and optional greens in a big bowl.
- Include the hot noodles to the bowl and toss to mix.
- Transfer the noodle mixture to a huge baking dish and best with grated cheese.
- Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for twenty minutes. Then take away the foil and return the casserole to the oven (uncovered) for an additional 20-25 minutes. That’s it!
Can I make Ham and Noodle Casserole in advance?
Yes! This recipe can be assembled in advance and refrigerated till you’re ready to bake it.
What to serve with Ham and Noodle Casserole:
If you contain veggies (such as the green beans) in this casserole, then you actually don’t want anything at all else on the side. That explained, here are a handful of fantastic sides that go effectively with this straightforward meal:
Here are a couple of of Donna’s suggestions for this effortless Ham and Noodle Casserole:
- Use any sort of meat that you choose. From chopped ham to sausage, bacon, chicken, or beef — it will function with just about anything that you have.
- If you want to use ham, but you don’t have leftovers from a prior meal, you can purchase sliced ham at the deli counter or you can dice up a “ham steak” from the meat segment at the grocery retailer.
- Donna utilizes Cream of Mushroom soup, but she suggested that Cream of Chicken soup, Cream of Bacon soup, or Cream of Celery soup would all be excellent substitutes.
- The base recipe that Donna gave me does not incorporate green beans. Nonetheless, she mentioned that she just lately additional 4 cups of frozen French-reduce green beans to the dish and it worked nicely. I integrated the green beans as an optional ingredient right here, but you can substitute frozen peas, standard cut green beans, asparagus, broccoli, sliced mushrooms, or just about any other veggie that your household loves (or leave them out totally and just serve a salad on the side).
- I experimented with the recipe with the French-minimize green beans for these pictures and it worked actually properly! Such an effortless way to get more veggies into my family’s bodies in a comparatively undetectable way. The thinly-sliced green beans just sort of blend proper in with the pasta!
- Donna’s recipe only calls for one particular small can of the condensed soup. The finish outcome is a light, slightly creamy casserole — but there’s no thick sauce. If you want far more cream sauce in your finished dish, I would propose making use of two cans of condensed soup and thinning with a bit of milk.
- Donna lives in a household with just 2 people, so she usually divides the leftovers into personal portions and freezes them for later meals.
And there you have it! A basic and delightful 5-ingredient casserole that will consider benefit of any elements that you have on hand (and will aid you avoid yet another grocery run)! Take pleasure in!