Casserole Crissy

Get our easy recipes via email!

Ham and Noodle Casserole

Our creamy ham and noodle casserole is a great way to use leftover ham. It’s a pasta-bake with diced ham and lots of cheese. This simple one-dish dinner idea is sure to please your whole crew!

noodle bake with ham

Ham Noodle Bake Recipe

I was recently searching for a good recipe for a leftover ham casserole when I stumbled upon a cheesy dinner idea in one of my old Amish cookbooks.

After making a few changes, I came up with this easy casserole with pasta and ham that my husband and kids really enjoyed.

Love ham? Don’t miss my easy crock pot ham and beans.

cheesy casserole with diced ham and egg noodles

How to Make Leftover Ham Casserole

You’ll need to have a few pantry staples on hand to make this yummy dish. I’ll bet you already have quite a few of these ingredients!

  • egg noodles
  • diced ham or leftover ham, chopped
  • cream of chicken soup
  • sour cream
  • milk
  • garlic powder
  • pepper
  • Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • fresh parsley
  1. To make this delicious ham and noodle casserole, begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 13×9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. 
  2. Next, in a large saucepan cook noodles according to package directions to al dente. Be sure to add salt to the water! Drain egg noodles and return to the pan. Stir in the ham, chicken soup, sour cream, milk, garlic powder, and the pepper; stir well. 
  3. Finally, transfer the creamy noodle mixture to the 13×9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the 2 cups cheese over the top. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with fresh parsley.
leftover ham casserole

Yes, this is one of those old-fashioned casserole recipes that utilize condensed Campell’s Cream of Chicken Soup.

I realize that these condensed soups are not really in fashion in today’s world—and I get it—but I still think that they offer a really simple way to bring tasty casseroles to the table for regular folks.

It’s me. I am regular folks!

Homemade Substitute Cream of Chicken Soup

If you’d prefer to substitute, here’s my homemade cream of chicken soup.

  • Just melt 3 tablespoons of quality butter (I love Kerrygold) in a saucepan over medium-low heat. When melted, whisk in 1 tablespoon of flour until smooth.
  • Next, whisk in 1/2 cup of chicken broth and 1/2 cup of whole milk.
  • Whisking constantly, bring to a gentle boil until it thickens. Add your salt and pepper to desired taste, and you’ve got the homemade equivalent of 1 can of condensed soup.

I hope you enjoy this old-fashioned ham and noodle casserole as much as my family does!

More Casseroles for Regular Folks

Ham and Noodle Casserole

Ham and Noodle Casserole

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Our creamy ham and noodle bake is a comforting casserole recipe that you can put together in a snap. This is a classic family casserole recipe that I make over and over throughout the year.

Ingredients

  • 1 (12oz. bag) wide egg noodles
  • 3 cups full cooked diced ham
  • 1 (10 ½ oz. can) condensed cream of chicken soup (or scroll up for my homemade version)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Fresh parsley, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. 
  2. In a large saucepan cook noodles according to package directions to al dente. Drain noodles and return to the pan. Stir in the ham, chicken soup, sour cream, milk, garlic powder, and the pepper; stir well. 
  3. Transfer the mixture to the 13x9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the 2 cups cheese over the top. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with fresh parsley, optional.

Notes

I used diced ham when shooting this recipe, but any leftover holiday ham would also be great.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298 Total Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 85mg Sodium: 805mg Carbohydrates: 11g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 22g

Nutrition data is an estimate. See our nutrition disclaimer for more information. This post contains affiliate links. Learn more about this on our privacy + disclosures page. Thanks!

    12 Comments on “Ham and Noodle Casserole”

  1. This looks really tasty and I actually think I have all the ingredients in my pantry and fridge right now. I may make this for dinner instead of what’s on my menu plan!

  2. I love noodles and this is a dish that I need to make. My husband would like the ham in it.

  3. I really need a reliable ham and noodle casserole recipe like this! The last one I tried was too dry and didn’t have enough flavor.

  4. This casserole looks so pretty! I need to save it for my after Christmas leftovers coming soon!

  5. This looks so good. I’ve been looking for new pasta dishes too. My family really loves their pasta. Looking forward to trying this one out.

  6. I’m going to make this for my kids… I love how easy the recipe is.

  7. I need to start making more casseroles for dinner. Saves on dishes, that is for sure. This looks absolutely delicious. I’m sure my family will love it.

  8. I am drooling over this pasta casserole: This is the best flavor combo!

  9. Looks like a really delicious dish my family will enjoy. It is so easy to make too. Perfect for those days when I am so tired that cooking dinner feels like a ginormous task. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. I like noodles in any way or form so this is a dish that I need to make right away Adding ham to it makes even better. Thanks for sharing this delicious dish.

  11. I love casseroles. They are hot and remind me of my childhood, as we always baked casseroles with veggies, pasta, even sweet ones, too.

  12. This Casserole looks delicious! Need to pin this and make for dinner soon!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get our easy recipes via email!