Recipe by carolinajewel
Trying to use up Easter Ham I threw this together using what I had in the pantry and fridge! Amounts are approximate, feel free to add more or less of any ingredient! Edited to change the size bag of noodles. I think it was an 8 ounce bag not 16 ounce!
Top Review by kathrynb62
Love this recipe! The use of chicken broth gives the cheese sauce a less "bulky" consistency. I doubled this recipe and used cut up steamed broccoli crowns instead of the peas. I also used a combination of half and half and 1% milk to cut down on calories. I had enough for two casseroles, one which I brought to a sick friend and her family loved it! Don't usually like processed foods, but those onion rings on top put this recipe over the top!
- 1 (8 ounce) package egg noodles
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup swiss cheese, grated
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 cup cooked ham, diced
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 0.5 (6 ounce) can French-fried onions
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Prepare egg noodles in a large Dutch oven, boiling as described on package. Drain and return to the Dutch oven.
- While the noodles are boiling, melt butter in skillet over medium to medium high heat. Stir in flour until thickened a bit. Slowly add half and half and chicken broth, stirring to prevent lumps. Cut heat up a bit if needed. Slowly add Swiss cheese, dry mustard and salt and pepper, stirring constantly.
- When the sauce is medium thickness, cut heat down to low.
- In the large Dutch oven containing the drained noodles, add the frozen peas, ham and the sauce. Mix well and pour into rectangular baking dish approximately 9 by 13.
- Cover with French Fried onions.
- Bake for 20 minutes.