Ham and Noodle Casserole

One-Pot Cheesy Ham and Noodle Casserole

This ham and noodle casserole comes together in a jiffy, with just 5 ingredients! It’s creamy, cheesy and fit for the whole family!

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I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again…. I love skillet dinners!  And I especially love skillet dinners with pasta that doesn’t have to be boiled separately.  And apparently you, my friends, do too!  Recipes like the Easy Taco Pasta Skillet and the Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Skillet (probably my personal #1 fave) have been a huge hit.

One of my favorite casseroles growing up was my mom’s Cheesy Ham & Noodles.  Although her ham is SO good (and I loved those cooked pineapples!), I think I loved the leftovers even more! 

There are endless things you can do with leftover ham.  It goes great in breakfast dishes such as omelets and my sweet potato hash, but it’s SO tasty in a casserole!  (Then again, any casserole with noodles and cheese is delish!)  Pair this casserole with cooked veggies and the Best Ever Scotcheroos and you’ve got a quick and easy meal your whole family will love!

What ingredients do I need to make One Dish Cheesy Ham & Noodle Casserole?

Luckily, very few – ham, cheese, noodles and cream of mushroom soup!!  I love that the ingredient list is so short for this recipe!

Ham – You can use any kind of ham you’ve got.  Leftover holiday ham?  Dice it up and toss it in.  Sliced deli ham?  Give it a rough chop and toss that in!  Leftover ham steaks?  Okay, okay, you get the point! 😊

Cheese – Once again, there are many options here.  I’d recommend shredding a block of mild cheddar (or white cheddar!) cheese.  It’s got great flavor and will melt really nicely if you shred it yourself.  If you’re a fan of Velveeta, that will also give you a really nice and creamy sauce.  Just be sure to dice it before adding it into the mix. 

If you have a bag of shredded cheese, that will work too.  However, there are some additives in a bag of shredded cheese that keeps the cheese from sticking together….this makes it melt a little less nicely than a fresh block of cheese, but will certainly do the trick!

Dried Egg Noodles – There are many different options these days at the grocery store for egg noodles.  You can get “wide” egg noodles, “extra wide” egg noodles, “no-yolk” egg noodles, etc.  Any of these will work great!

Cream of Mushroom Soup – The condensed soup in this will add flavor and creaminess to the dish.  If you don’t have cream of mushroom, feel free to replace with cream of chicken.

How should I store leftover casserole?

Place the leftover casserole into an airtight container and let it come to room temperature (without the lid on). Once it’s cooled down, seal with the lid and put into the fridge.

When you are ready to reheat the casserole (in the microwave or in a saucepan), you may need to add a little milk if it looks a little thick.

What are some other quick meal ideas?

One Dish Ground Beef Casserole – This One-Dish Ground Beef Casserole is enjoyed by even the pickiest of eaters. With few ingredients and very few dishes, it’s a win-win for everyone!!

Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin – This pork tenderloin is juicy, tender and finished with a sweet Asian-inspired honey sesame glaze. Whether you grill it or roast it in the oven, it’s simple to put together and cooks in under 30 minutes!

Cheesy Tater Tot Pie – This Cheesy Tater Tot Pie is an easy dinner solution for busy families – with just 5 ingredients, it’ll come together in a breeze! And for real…..when is tater tots + cheese a bad thing?? That’s what I thought. 😉

And here you have it….the recipe for One-Dish Cheesy Ham and Noodle Casserole!

Ham and Noodle Casserole

One-Dish Cheesy Ham and Noodle Casserole

This ham and noodle casserole comes together in a jiffy, with just 5 ingredients! It's creamy, cheesy and fit for the whole family!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6 people


  • skillet


  • 2 c water
  • 3 c uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 c diced ham
  • 4 oz cheese shredded or cubed
  • 1 10.5 oz can cream of mushroom soup


  • Pour the water into a large skillet; place on a burner with medium heat to bring the water to a boil.
  • Once the water is boiling, stir in the egg noodles. Let cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the ham, cheese and cream of mushroom soup.
  • Let cook for a few minutes, or until the ham is hot and the cheese is completely melted.
  • Serve warm.

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