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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

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. 

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. 

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. If you love easy, down-home casseroles, don’t miss my classic green bean casserole.

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

noodle bake with ham

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.


  • 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


  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.


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: 298Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 805mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 22g

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    35 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!!

  13. I do love how easy this casserole is, and the photos look so delish. Since I have all ingredients on hand, except the fresh parsley, but I do have dried, planning to make this tonight. The only tweak I will make is to add half a bag of frozen green peas to the simmering cooking water of the noodles. Yum, can’t wait!

  14. Can you use a different type of cheese?

  15. We just had it w leftover Easter ham, it was a success! The whole family loved it & that’s very hard to find! Thank you for the great recipe!!!

  16. Spectacular!  I had leftover spiral ham from Easter and this is the perfect recipe for making sure none goes to waste.  I did make a few changes:  cream of celery soup instead of chicken, added a heaping cup of petite peas and a third cup of finely diced onion.  Couldn’t get my hands on Monterey Jack cheese so used finely grated triple cheese blend.  My guest raved about this casserole…I’ve never seen her have three helpings before!

  17. Looks delicious.  Going to make this.  But don’t like Cream of Chicken Soup, so; going to use Cream of Celery Soup or Cream of Mushroom Soup instead.

    Can’t wait to make it.

  18. I made this according to the directions with leftover spiral cut ham with the exception that I added one cup of frozen peas.  It was incredible.  I shared with my best friend and she still raves about it.  The secret is the quality of the ham.  Don’t get that already diced tasteless ham from Walmart.  Serve a good ham for the holidays and then make this casserole withe the leftovers!

  19. I’ve made this casserole. It’s fast, easy & super good. I did add a generous cup of frozen mixed veggies which really took it up a notch & provided additional nutrition.

  20. I made this tonight, upped the garlic because I know we love it and threw in half a bag of frozen peas and it was perfect! Thank you so much for a simple, versatile dinner! 

  21. Thank you SO much for posting your homemade soup recipe! I made it this morning and I think its even better than the canned!

  22. this is a no-brainer….my kids will love it and it’s something I can make ahead and have them throw in the oven. quick question…..would it be good or gross to add asparagus?  I have some I need to use up.

  23. Looks and sounds delicious! Don’t use canned soups here, so I will definitely follow either yours or another one I have. I have a ham steak in the fridge, my extended family decided to do a buffet, inviting us, so no leftover ham here. Love casseroles in this house, thank you!

  24. This was excellent made it for my in laws they loved it I did add some frozen peas and French onions on top 

  25. Thank you for giving an alternative to condensed soup! Can’t wait to try!

  26. I tend to be loose and creative with recopies; some fail, some become favorites. I added some brown sugar to the ham, onions and baby bella mushrooms. In lieu of milk, I used low salt chicken broth with a butter and flour thickener, and split the sour cream with half mayo. I used mainly garlic and herb spices with a good dose of fennel powder. looking forward to trying it tonight.

  27. Needs a bit more flavor. Added a little jalepeño and almost a 1/2 cup of sweet/bell peppers. Going to add about 2 tbsp of Sriracha next time and double up on the peppers. Otherwise, it is a good base to build on.

  28. I added brocolli and onions. Can hardly wait

  29. The information inside this blog seems very useful to us. This is very appreciable blog. Keep posting please.

  30. Can I use elbo macaroni instead of noodles? Thanks

  31. Hi there! I’m wondering if this will freeze. I’m making it tonight but there are only two of us so I’d like to freeze for another day. 
    Thanks so much!

  32. I made this. Definitely was nice and easy and fast to put together which is a plus. I also added some peas but I agree for me, it needs a little something more. I was thinking breadcrumbs possibly. I also have never used cream of celery. Can anyone tell me how that will change the flavor? All and all not bad and thanks for the recipe 

  33. I made this using leftover Christmas ham, added a can of peas and used cubes of frozen turkey gravy to make the “cream of chicken soup” because I didn’t have the cream of whatever can I thought I did and also didn’t have the leftover chicken broth I thought I had to make my own. I used your “make from scratch” cream of chicken recipe as a guide with my frozen cubes of Thanksgiving turkey gravy and it came out delicious. I may never go back to cream of whatever soups again as long as I have leftover frozen gravy cubes hanging around. This will be new staple casserole in my toolbox, which I bet would be great with any leftover holiday meat! 

  34. I made this for my family and it was a hit!  The only thing I changed was I used my homemade noodles and added peas.  So yummy!  Thanks for sharing!!!

  35. I made a few changes, I used a can of Campbell’s cream of chicken with herbs, a half cup of sour cream, and a scant cup of milk. I added seasoned salt and pepper for seasoning and about a cup and a half of chopped leftover spiral baked ham. I used kluski egg noodles and mixed in Irish cheddar that I had shredded. On top, I added a mixture of mozzarella and sharp cheddar as well as buttered panko crumbs. it’s so good that I ate the leftovers for breakfast!

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