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Mac and Cheese Ham Casserole

Fall means warm, rich, yummy comfort food. This Mac and Cheese Ham Casserole delivers. Stick to your ribs goodness with a creamy homemade cheese sauce enveloping noodles and ham. Delicious.

Ham Casserole

Mac and Cheese casseroles have a special place in heaven if you ask the guys around here. Anytime I’m in a hurry and ask them for dinner ideas noodly- cheesy casserole is first up for suggestions.

This particular casserole was put together when a busy week-end pushed dinner late, late late.

The family gave up on eating dinner and went straight for the pumpkin pie. So I needed a quick, easy dinner with enough temptation factor to re-ignite those hunger flames.

It worked. 🙂

Cheese And Ham Casserole-Single Serving
The ham mixture with cheese and pasta makes a dinner you all will love.

This ham and noodle casserole was dessert. 🙂 It came out of the oven at 8:00 p.m. They devoured it. 🙂

Even after pumpkin pie, chips and Roasted Corn dip , this delicious casserole quickly vanished.

Rave reviews. But that’s the way it is around here with noodles casserole. Pasta casseroles make fantastic comfort food.

Ham Mac And Cheese Casserole
A single serving is filling and satisfying.

Ham and Cheese Casserole Recipe:

This baked Mac and Cheese Ham casserole is full of  homemade cheese sauce yumminess. A rich, creamy cheese sauce just right for mixing with noodles and ham.

Ingredients for this Ham Casserole Recipe:

Ingredients For Ham Casserole With Mac And Cheese

This is a dandy leftover ham recipe. Ham, Pasta, cheddar Cheese and even more flavorful ingredients make an excellent leftover ham casserole your family will love.

Ingredients List:

  • Black forest ham (Or ANY leftover cooked ham)
  • Pasta (I used shells for fun but you can substitute your favorite)
  • Cheddar cheese (pre shredded cheese is easiest)
  • Sour cream-not pictured(Or Greek yogurt)
  • chicken broth
  • milk
  • onion
  • Focaccia croutons (roasted garlic flavor) I get mine at Costco. They last forever and are so handy. Any Panko bread crumb will work but you will need to season the topping for flavor.

The method:

  • cook the noodles
  • Make the sauce
  • stir in the other ingredients.
  • Pour this ham with mac and cheese recipe into a greased casserole dish with this crunchy, fine crouton topping.
  • Bake until bubbling and brown.

Follow our complete VIDEO recipe demonstration of this ham macaroni and cheese recipe. look in the sidebar video or at the bottom of our printable recipe card below.

Pure, rich cheesy ham noodly happiness! Enjoy

Scooped Out Ham Pasta Casserole
Under the crunchy crouton topping the pasta casserole is creamy and full of flavor.

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Ham Casserole
Yield: 8 servings

Mac and Cheese Ham Casserole

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Fall means warm, rich, yummy comfort food. This Mac and Cheese Ham Casserole delivers! Stick to your ribs goodness with a homemade cheese sauce enveloping noodles and ham. Delicious!

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups uncooked macaroni noodles
  • 1 Cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream (or thick Greek yogurt)
  • 3 cups diced, cooked ham (I used thin sliced Black Forest Ham)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 2 Cups shredded cheese
  • 1 Cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 Cup crushed croutons (I used garlic flavored Focaccia croutons)

Instructions

Prep:

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Oil a 9 x 13 pan.Oil Casserole-Ham Casserole set aside.

Make the Casserole:

  1. Cook the noodles as directed until al dente, remove from heat and drain. Set AsideCooked Pasta
  2. Meanwhile, in a 12 inch skillet on medium heat.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter.Melting Butter In Skillet
  4. Add 2 Tablespoons flour and whisk together until thick.
  5. Add milk and continue whisking.Making A Cheese Sauce
  6. Add chicken broth and whisk until the sauce bubbles and thickens. (see video)
  7. Add in the shredded cheese and whisk it into the sauce until melted.Whisking In Shredded Cheese Whisking Cheese Sauce
  8. Add in the sour cream*, chopped ham and noodles mixing well. (see video)
  9. Pour into prepared baking dish.Spreading Out The Casserole
  10. Sprinkle the top with crushed croutons.Crushing Croutons
  11. Bake in the preheated oven until the casserole is bubbling and the bread crumbs have browned, about 40 minutes.Pasta Casserole With Ham And Cheese

Notes

This casserole freezes well if tightly covered in foil. Defrost on counter or (in the fridge a day ahead of baking) bake as directed.

*Plain greek yogurt can be substituted for the sour cream.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 375Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 78mgSodium 855mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 23g

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Ham And Cheese Casserole Dinner-Pin Image
This ham and cheesy noodle dinner is the perfect family dinner. Warm melted cheese and ham with pasta, finished with a crunchy, buttery bread topping. This dinner makes a great holiday side dish as well.
Ham And Cheese Pasta Dinner-Pin Image
This ham and cheesy noodle dinner is the perfect family dinner. Warm melted cheese and ham with pasta, finished with a crunchy, buttery bread topping. This dinner makes a great holiday side dish as well.

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Peachee

Monday 5th of October 2020

This looks great! I need to make it with ground beef instead and I am wondering what changes or additions you would recommend to do that. I am a subscriber and have made many of your delicious recipes. Thank you!

Kayti Lavergne

Monday 5th of October 2020

Hi Peachee, We are so happy you enjoy our recipes. Thanks so much for all you do to support our site. We appreciate it.

Now to transform this ham dinner into a hamburger Mac and Cheese... There are SO many ways you can go with this.

To keep the integrity of this casserole I would use a pound of lean hamburger. Saute it in a skillet until browned with the onion. To help move the flavor profile into a great fall beef casserole you can try adding 1 tsp. chili powder and about a cup of kernel corn and or 1 14 oz. canned drained kidney beans into the casserole mix. This will move the flavors into a heartier almost chili mac style casserole.

If it seems a little dry increase the broth to 1 1/2 Cups. You can just straight up change out the meats. However, I made the whole recipe around the concept of a quick and easy ham pasta casserole. So I think these suggestions will help the flavors work better.

I hope it turns out ok. Please let us know what you do and how you like it. Maybe I'll create a brand new recipe with you. :) All the best!

Denise Lynch

Sunday 20th of May 2018

Love your recipes!!! This mac n' cheese is an excellent recipe for our rainy weather here in Florida. Last time I cooked up the ham and onion in a little olive oil prior to adding ...was great both ways! Yummm

Diane

Sunday 20th of May 2018

Hi Denise, I'm delighted to hear that you love our recipes. You brightened my morning :) Rainy days are perfect for some comfort food. It's wonderful that you're playing around with the recipe and making it your own. Thanks for the great comment and have a great day!

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