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Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Noodle Casserole

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This creamy casserole is full of flavor.  Dinner is sure to be popular with your family when it’s this cheesy ham and broccoli noodle casserole!

casserole dish filled with pasta, broccoli, cheese and ham fresh from oven

       Leftover ham is too delicious to waste. The pretty slices make great sandwiches, but what should we do with the not so pretty hunks that are left? There are so many great options, but this cheesy broccoli and ham casserole is one of our favorites.

      To be honest, we didn’t technically have any leftover ham after Easter. I made the scalloped pineapple and some cookie bars, but was not in charge of the meat.

ham and broccoli layered over pasta in casserole dish.

      A few days later I saw the hams on super sale at the store though and couldn’t pass them up. In fact, I already had planned to get one if they had any left.

     I just love picking up stuff like that, especially when it’s something like ham that has a little longer shelf life.

     Of course we had a ham dinner, but we were really after the leftovers. I cut as many thin slices as I could for sandwiches.

    My husband eats a sandwich for lunch every day during the week and it’s always extra good when we have leftover turkey or ham instead of lunch meat.

      We also made a delicious mushroom risotto and threw in ham and peas to make it a full meal. Then we made this casserole based of grandma’s chicken and broccoli casserole.

cheese topped casserole ready to go in the oven.

      MiMi had made a ham version of that casserole a couple of months ago and I thought that was genius. Broccoli, ham and cheddar just go so well together, so it makes perfect sense that I liked it so much.

      Little Dude and my husband are big fans of the chicken version, so I knew they’d be on board too.  Of course they were happy campers when it showed up on the table.

Plate of cheesy pasta casserole with ham and broccoli, ready to eat.

      We still have a little bit of ham left, so now the conundrum is what else to make? Maybe mini ham and cheese quiche? Oooh, or a ham and asparagus frittata. YUM!

My husband’s favorite ham, broccoli and cheese pot pie? Something more simple like ham and egg salad sandwiches? Or a new recipe?

What are your favorite ways to use leftover ham?

Yield: 8 Servings

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Noodle Casserole

Plate of cheesy pasta casserole with ham and broccoli, ready to eat.

Leftover ham is too delicious to waste. The pretty slices make great sandwiches, but what should we do with the not so pretty hunks that are left? There are so many great options, but this cheesy broccoli and ham casserole is one of our favorites.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces egg noodles
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 5 cups diced ham
  • 12 oz package frozen broccoli, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded cojack or cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and grease a 9×13 pan
  2. Boil noodles according to package directions to al dente, then drain and pour into greased baking dish.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan. Cook onion in butter until tender. Add flour and cook for a minute or two.
  4. Pour the chicken broth into the pot while stirring. Add the milk and continue to cook until it begins to thicken, stirring frequently.
  5. Spread ham and broccoli over noodles, then pour the sauce over the top of it. Sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 377Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 1244mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 30g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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This creamy casserole is full of flavor.  Dinner is sure to be popular with your family when it's this cheesy ham and broccoli noodle casserole!

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Thursday 10th of May 2018

This recipe might just be the way for us to compromise on broccoli. Surprisingly, I am fussier than husband when it comes to broccoli :)

Carlee

Sunday 20th of May 2018

Ha! But it's so good for you!

Unknown

Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

I am totally making this! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy! I chose this as one of my features this week :) PINNED!

Carlee

Friday 4th of May 2018

Yay! I hope you love it!

Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck

Sunday 29th of April 2018

Cheese, ham, and broccoli...all the good stuff! Thanks for sharing on Friday Frenzy!!!

Carlee

Tuesday 1st of May 2018

and pasta!! Thank you!

Miz Helen

Friday 27th of April 2018

We will really enjoy your delicious casserole! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday for the party this week. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen

Carlee

Tuesday 1st of May 2018

I hope you do! Thank you!

Amy

Friday 27th of April 2018

Oh, this looks so good Carlee! Isn’t it funny how we use turkey for different holidays and ham for other holidays! I love that you are using it for just a regular day! This looks fantastic.

Carlee

Tuesday 1st of May 2018

It is funny how we associate certain foods with certain holidays. But I am happy to cook a turkey or a ham any old day!