Sunday, January 9, 2011

Party Ham Casserole

I mentioned yesterday that my favorite grocery store has an awesome sale this week, oodles of buy one get one stuff. One of the things i got was ham slices. These are the type that you fry up for breakfast with your eggs and home fries. I decided to use my first package for a recipe instead, and spent most of the day Friday at work searching online for recipes. I found this one at There were no pictures, it is basically a search engine cooking website that people can post their recipes. This one is supposed to serve 6, but i found it best suited to 4.

Party Ham Casserole.

4 oz noodles, cooked.
1 can (10 oz) cream of mushroom soup.
1/2 cup milk.
1 tsp freeze dried onion.
2 Tbsp mustard.
1 cup sour cream.
2 cups ham, chopped.
1/4 cup bread crumbs.
1 + 1/2 Tbsp butter, melted.
1 Tbsp grated Parmesan.

In large saucepan, combine milk and soup; stirring until smooth. Add onion, mustard and sour cream. Stir to blend.
In prepared 1 + 1/2quart casserole, layer half of noodles, ham and sauce. Repeat.
Toss bread crumbs with butter, sprinkle over casserole. Top with cheese.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown.

I don't have a food scale, so i just cooked up 2 cups of broad egg noodles. I also did not read the recipe well, i was rushing again, and so i just mixed the grated Parmesan in with the bread crumbs and butter. Above is the casserole going into the oven. After taking this picture, i took that bag of cheese laying to the left of it and gave it a little sprinkle. 

This is a two quart casserole; i did stop long enough to check that. Also, i didn't bother 'preparing' it. I just threw everything in. It didn't stick. I served it with a store bought tin of bake your own croissants. 

In all honestly, i had serious doubts about this recipe. It has many elements that i am not wild about (mustard, cream of mushroom soup, egg noodles and sour cream). The sauce looked disgusting after it was mixed. Oh, even though it said to mix it in a saucepan, it did not say to heat it, so i didn't bother. 

Doubting i would like it, i took the first bite and was surprised. The recipe smelled good when it was baking, and it tasted amazing! It also looks very light, but it was quite filling with the croissants. My beau and I both agreed that this recipe will have to be made again. 

Coming up next: Sunday Dinner: my first attempt at homemade pot roast and rolls! 


  1. How fantastic, I love a dish like this.. worth the calories sometimes.

  2. Actually, surprisingly, it only comes up to about 345 calories for 1/4 of the dish. Very high sodium, though.

  3. This looks really good to me - I think that I'd love it. Mmmm, ham ....

  4. What a comforting dh and boys would go crazy for it!