Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cheesy Ham and Noodle Bake

Happy Sunday everyone!  I have been busy, busy avoiding packing and cleaning lately.  We are moving in T-minus 8 days.  UGH!  SO, my posts are probably going to be sporadic and short over the next couple weeks.  That is unless I open my now sealed box of wine, you know, for medicinal purposes....then I tend to get a little chatty.
Anyway, I tried this recipe back about 6 months ago and we loved it.  Then, while at Costco last week, I bought some ham steaks they were sampling.  I made it again last week with the addition of green peppers (picture above shows the dish sans green pepper) and we REALLY loved it.  Yet another of those creamy, cheesy dishes that screams comfort food....and comfort food is always good when you have been packing boxes of toys contemplating why in the hell you went to 4 different stores to buy the new and improved ULTIMATE Tickle Me Elmo that was played with for approximately 3.7 minutes 3 years ago.  And now we have come full circle to the box-o-wine.

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cups shredded cheese.  I used Cheddar Jack, use whatever floats your boat.
  • OPTIONAL - extra cheese to sprinkle on top.
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups cubed ham - again, Costco Ham Steak
  • 8 oz pasta. (1/2 of a 1-lb box)   I used small shells, obviously.  Use whatever you have in your pantry or will make your kiddos squeal with glee.
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt, more to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta to al dente.  Once done, drain and set aside.  Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt butter and saute onions and green pepper until soft and translucent.  Again, once done, set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, salt, pepper, and cheese until combined.  Add ham, pepper, onions, and pasta and gently stir to make sure all pieces are coated evenly. 
Pour into a 9"x13" dish that has been lightly sprayed with non-stick spray.  Top with additional cheese if you so know I did!
Bake for about 30-40 minutes until warm, bubbly, and golden brown.  ENJOY!

Recipe Source:  Real Mom Kitchen

This recipe has been linked up at:
Mommy's Kitchen
Tidy Mom
Frou Frou Decor
Simply Sweet Home
Eat at Home


  1. This does scream comfort food, kinda almost sounds like tuna casserole, which my family hates except for me, so this one would be great to replace that with! Thanks!

  2. Hey maybe we should get our "Elmo's" together....I have the same silly one hanging around my house. Why in the world did I get it? - oh yeah, because toodler Jolie was into it Elmo at the moment (let me stress you know so well!) and now who knows what will happen to Mr. Elmo. Maybe the bambino will be into it for a "moment" too and I won't feel like it has gone to a total waste of money. HA!

    Any way Siggy.....LOVE the looks and sounds of this pasta and ham dish. I have been into "ham" these days...must be that time of the season! I really look forward to making this dish!

    Happy Packing Darlin'!
    ~avril :-)

  3. I adore pasta! And cheese. And Costco. This dish is right up my alley, and I love the ham and the addition of mushroom soup! We might just have to make this dish soon. I am your newest follower and can't wait to see more of your great posts!

  4. I make a similar recipe to this one, sometimes I add in frozen mixed vegetables to make a one dish supper. Yummy. Love your recipes Siggy!

  5. Comfort food at it finest! Wine for medicinal purposes cures all!!!!

  6. This looks like classic Larson food. My kids are going to LOVE this. Thanks for sharing:)

  7. This could be a weekly meal around here! Thanks, Sig!! :D

  8. I have made this same exact recipe for years only instead of the peppers we use peas. Great comfort food.

  9. I have a bunch of cubed ham in the freezer. This is a prefect recipe for it. Thanks!