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Monday, April 23, 2018

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Noodle Casserole

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!



       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.



      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 lunchmeat.

      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.



      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.



      We still have a little bit of ham left, so now the conundrum is what else to make? Maybe mini ham and cheese quiche? 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

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!
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 35 mins

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 
  • 1 12 oz package frozen broccoli, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded cojack or cheddar cheese

instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F and grease a 9x13" 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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Shared at the Weekend Potluck

13 comments:

  1. This casserole will be a delight to my boys and a way to get them to eat broccoli!! lol! Ham and broccoli do go so well together. Looks fabulous snd hearty! Happy Monday friend!

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    1. Luckily broccoli is one that Little Dude will eat anyway, as long as it's cooked! I hope your boys love this one too!

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  2. 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.

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    1. 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!

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  4. 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

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

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

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

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