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This creamy, cheesy Ham and Noodle Casserole is a filling and easy dinner. It’s also a great way to use up leftover holiday ham.
It costs around $8.14 to make this casserole. The casserole serves six for about $1.35 per serving.
Ham and Noodle Casserole
This Ham and Noodle Casserole is the best solution for the day after Easter or Christmas when you want dinner prep to be easy. You can throw in all your leftover ham to make this delicious casserole. But it is not just good for after the holidays; we enjoy this dish all year.
This Ham and Cheese Casserole is made with egg noodles and smothered in a cheesy, creamy sauce. It is topped with more cheese that gets slightly crispy toward the end of the baking process.
This casserole is pure comfort food that is simple to make. With only ten minutes of prep time, you will have dinner on the table in less than an hour. Make this Ham and Noodle Casserole on busy weeknights for a filling meal the whole family will enjoy.
Ingredients & Estimated Cost:
- 12-ounce bag of egg noodles – $2.12
- 10.5 ounce can condensed cream of mushroom soup – $0.68
- ½ cup sour cream – $0.49
- ⅓ cup milk – $0.05
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder – $0.01
- ½ teaspoon onion powder – $0.01
- ½ teaspoon salt – $0.01
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper – $0.01
- 2 cups ham – $2.54
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese – $2.22
The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. Check out Budget Recipes Explained to learn more about how we price our recipes. The pricing for this recipe was updated in March 2023.
How to make Ham and Noodle Casserole
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
- First, cook the noodles according to the package directions.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 13×9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Whisk together the soup, sour cream, milk, and seasonings in a large bowl.
- Then, stir in the ham, cooked noodles, and 1 ½ cups of shredded cheese.
- Next, pour the mixture into the baking dish and top it with the remaining cheese.
- Cover the dish with foil and bake for twenty to twenty-five minutes.
- Finally, remove the foil from the baking dish and bake for another five to ten minutes before serving.
Recipe Variations and Substitutions
- Instead of cream of mushroom soup, you can use cream of chicken or celery.
- If canned cream of mushroom soup isn’t your thing, you can make homemade soup with this Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup recipe.
SERVE: As with most recipes with dairy products, you shouldn’t leave this Ham and Noodle Casserole out for longer than two hours.
STORE: Cover and store the casserole in the refrigerator for about five days.
FREEZE: This Ham and Noodle Casserole is best frozen before it’s cooked. Place the casserole mixture in either a freezer-safe container or zipper top bag. Freeze for up to 3 months.
DEFROST AND COOK: Deforst the casserole mixture overnight in the refrigerator. You may need to mix in a tablespoon of sour cream or two if the mixture is too dry. Then, transfer it to a pan and bake as per the instructions below.
A casserole dish is typically a baking dish that is 13×9 inches. It can be oval or rectangular but is deep enough to hold at least six servings.
Initially, you will want to bake the dish covered to help keep the dish from drying out. Bake the dish for twenty to twenty-five minutes covered, remove the foil, and bake for five to ten more minutes. The last few minutes of baking without the foil will create a delicious, slightly crispy cheese topping!
A casserole is a standard US entree that is popular among families. It is popular for families because it is simple to make and can feed a crowd. A casserole typically consists of three main parts: a starch, a protein or veggie, and a sauce. This Ham and Noodle Casserole checks all those boxes with ham, egg noodles, and a creamy, cheesy sauce. If you go to the search bar at the top of our website, you can also search for more casserole recipes that fall into this category.
Get Kids Involved
Ages 2-3: Ask your child to sprinkle the cheese on the casserole. They will like getting their hands involved and the freedom of spreading the cheese on the casserole how they please.
Ages 4-5: Have your child practice their measuring skills by pre-measuring the ingredients for you. This will be an excellent start to begin understanding and visualizing fractions.
Ages 6-8: Teach your child how to cook egg noodles. Cooking noodles is a staple in every kitchen that all young chefs can quickly master.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe unsupervised while you do the happy dance in the corner!
This casserole is a great way to make another meal out of leftovers. Using your leftover Ham will make this recipe cost even less to make
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Ham and Noodle Casserole
- 9×13-inch baking dish
- Liquid measuring cup
- Measuring cups and spoons
- mixing bowl
- mixing spoon
- 12 oz bag uncooked egg noodles
- 10.5 oz can condensed cream of mushroom or chicken soup undiluted
- ½ cup sour cream
- ⅓ cup milk whole or 2%
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups cooked ham diced
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Cook noodles according to package directions, drain and set aside.
PREP OVEN AND BAKING DISH:
- Move oven rack to the middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Lightly coat a 13×9 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl whisk together soup, sour cream, milk and seasonings.
- Stir in ham, cooked noodles and 1 ½ cup shredded cheese until well blended.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
- Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup of shredded cheese.
- Cover with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and take the foil off and return to oven for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the casserole is bubbly.
- Remove from oven and serve immediately.