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Easy Cheesy Ham Casserole

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Ham casserole is perfect for an evening when you want an easy-to-make, flavorful home-cooked meal.

This casserole is ham and pasta tossed with a simple cheese sauce. Topped with buttery bread crumbs, it’s the perfect family meal.

This casserole is great for using up leftover ham, and you can also add broccoli or other leftover veggies for extra nutrition.

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Calorie and Weight of Ingredients Used in Ham Casserole

This recipe allows you to turn your leftover ham into a new meal using ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

ham Use leftover diced ham or buy ham steaks from the grocery store.

pastaAny medium size will work. Try rotini, farfalle, shells, or penne.

sauceThe sauce is homemade and very easy to make. Thyme and Dijon mustard add a lot of flavor to this leftover ham casserole.

cheeseThis recipe combines cheddar, gruyere (or swiss cheese) and parmesan cheese in a delicious dish. Feel free to use whatever cheese you have on hand. But be sure to include boldly flavored cheeses.

Topping – Topping the buttered bread crumbs with cheese adds a crunchy finish to the casserole.

cheese ham casserole topped with cheese

how to make ham casserole

Homemade cheese sauce is easy to make and provides great flavor for this casserole.

  1. Put butter and cake flour in a pan and fry As per the recipe below.
  2. Slowly whisk the milk and bouillon until thickened. Stir in cheese.
  3. Combine cheese sauce, ham, and pasta in a casserole dish.
  4. Top with bread crumbs and bake until bubbly.

Variations and hints

You can add vegetables if you like! Leftover steamed or roasted broccoli, frozen peas, Brussels sprouts, or even cauliflower will work in this recipe.

For a simple shortcut sauce, stir together:

  • condensed cream of chicken soup 10 3/4 oz
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Onion powder 1 teaspoon
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar and ½ cup gruyere cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ tsp each dried thyme leaves and Dijon mustard

Preshredded cheese can have starch added to it to keep it from clumping, so it may not melt. Shredded homemade cheese is best for this sauce.

baked cheese ham casserole

For ham casserole…

Ham and cheese casserole is a creamy stick rich in salt from ham and cheese. Look for side dishes that are light, fresh, sweet and tangy.

easy cheese casserole

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cheese ham casserole

This easy cheesy ham casserole is a great way to use up leftover ham and stretch it to feed a crowd!

preparation time 20 minutes

cooking time 35 minutes

total time 55 minutes

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix topping ingredients and set aside.

  • Cook the shells to al dente according to package directions. Drain well.

  • Meanwhile, melt the butter, cake flour, and seasonings in a pan. Cook for 1 minute.

  • Add the milk and cream little by little while mixing. The mixture will look thick at first, but will smooth out with each addition.

  • Once all the milk/cream is added, heat over medium heat while whisking. Boil for 1 minute.

  • Remove from heat and stir in 2½ cups cheddar, gruyere, and parmesan until smooth.

  • Combine the cheese sauce with the cooked pasta and ham and place in a 9×13 skillet. Add toppings and remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

  • Bake 22 to 26 minutes or until heated through and toppings are browned. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

If you don’t have gruyere, substitute Swiss or extra cheddar cheese.
Use leftover ham or buy ham steaks from the grocery store.
Do not overcook the casserole. It can dry out.

calorie: 678 | | carbohydrates: 53g | | protein: 32g | | obesity: 37g | | saturated fat: twenty twog | | cholesterol: 126mg | | sodium: 865mg | | potassium: 286mg | | fiber: 2g | | sugar: Fiveg | | Vitamin A: 1210IU | | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | | calcium: 583mg | | iron: 1.7mg

Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary depending on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

course Casserole, Ham, Main Course, Pasta
cooking American
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Cook cheese ham casserole with title
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