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You Need to Try This Delightful Ham Noodle Casserole Recipe

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You Need to Try This Delightful Ham Noodle Casserole Recipe

If you are looking for something to put on your holiday table or you just want another option when it comes to feeding your family, ham and noodles are great ingredients to work with. The ham is a great source of protein while the noodles provide a hearty texture that makes a perfect evening meal.

The recipe we have here is for a casserole that features pasta and ham blended perfectly with other ingredients to give it a great flavor your entire family will love. Read on to find out more about this dish and other ham and noodle dishes your family will enjoy.

Ham Noodle Casserole

To make this recipe, start by preparing 8 oz of egg noodles according to package directions.

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Cook one cup chopped onion in a small nonstick skillet until tender. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 large eggs and 1 cup sour cream. Add onion, as well as ¾ cup Swiss or Monterey Jack shredded cheese and 1 ½ cups cubed, cooked ham. Add noodles and mix well.

Pour mixture into a sprayed 2-quart casserole. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes or until casserole is heated and mixture is set.

When all the ingredients come together, it makes for a dish you can really dig into. It is creamy, cheesy, and hearty, making it great comfort food and the perfect addition to the holiday table.

And if you’re serving it as a meal for your family, there is no need for a side as a variety of food groups are represented. However, the dish works well with a big salad or fresh greens on the side.

Of course, there are variations you can make on the dish. If you want to up the health quotient, you can add veggies like green beans, peas, or broccoli. You can also substitute the egg noodles with any other type of pasta. You can also replace the ham with any other type of meat you prefer.

German Ham and Noodle Casserole

Even though ham and noodles are both popular ingredients in America, the ham and noodle casserole is a dish often served in Germany. Over there, it is called Schinkennudeln or Nudelauflauf. Although recipes for German recipes are pretty similar to the one we have here, we found a variation that is almost like a ham and noodle lasagna. Here’s how it’s made.

Boil water and cook 1 lb. of cut ziti according to package directions. In the meantime, take 1 lb. of cooked ham sliced into strips about ½ thick and then cut into squares. Beat 3 extra large eggs, add 1 cup sour cream, ½ cup milk and a pinch of salt. Mix until smooth.

Butter a casserole dish. Place half the noodles in the dish and then add one layer of ham. Cover with the other half of the noodles. Top with the sour cream mixture, then a layer of mozzarella cheese, and finally small pieces of butter.

Place into an oven preheated to 360-375 degrees on middle rack. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is crusty and sour cream mixture is curdled. This is another dish that goes well with a salad to make for a well-rounded meal.

With ham and noodles as the base of your casserole, you really can’t go wrong. How will you be preparing this dish for your family tonight?

Can You Make This Recipe With Your Kids?

Cooking with your kids can feel like a daunting task at times. You may have images in your head of spills, cuts, and even burns. But, with the right recipe and a little careful planning, you can have a great time cooking with your kids.

We think you can definitely make this recipe with your kids. Generally, it's best to have your kids help with steps like gathering the ingredients and mixing them together. Keep them away from anything that involves hot or sharp surfaces.

This is especially true with very young children. Young children don't have the coordination that older children and adults do, which means they're more accident-prone. By giving them age-appropriate tasks, everyone involved can have a fun and safe time.

Kids tend to appreciate food more when they've prepared it themselves, so by making this casserole together everyone will be excited for dinner. Your kids will eagerly await their creation, curious about whether it turned out just right. Enjoy!

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Ham Noodle Casserole Recipe

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  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 45 minutes


The recipe we have here is for a casserole that features pasta and ham blended perfectly with other ingredients to give it a great flavor your entire family will love.


  • 8 ounces ¼-inch wide egg noodles
  • 1 cup firmly chopped onion
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup (3 ounces) Swiss or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1½ cups cubed cooked ham


  1. Cook noodles according to directions on package; drain.
  2. Cook onion in a small nonstick skillet until tender.
  3. In mixing bowl, combine eggs and sour cream.
  4. Add onion, cheese and ham.
  5. Add noodles and mix well.
  6. Pour into a sprayed 2-quart casserole.
  7. Cover and bake 350°F for 35 minutes.
  8. Uncover and bake 10 minutes or until heated through and mixture is set.
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 Minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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