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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!
I was looking for a recipe to use up some of my leftover ham and came across this recipe and it looked interesting. I was going to cut the recipe in half since we were only two but changed my mind. Figured leftovers could be frozen for another lunch or two. The only thing I changed was I added a handful of broccoli, I put it in the same pot of the noodles when they were almost cooked. I prepared it in the morning before going to work and then just popped it in the oven at work. Cooked it for the 20 minutes but I think it is better to put the fried onions after it comes out of the oven. Only cause in the 20 minutes I found they overcooked the fried onions. As well I would really prefer more sauce, just didn't find it saucy enough when it came out of the oven. But it definitely has a delicious flavor, the Swiss cheese was very nice and creamy tasting. Will be making this one again with a bit of extra sauce the next time. So, thanks for sharing a great recipe carolinajewel... it was a great yummy way of getting leftover ham gone.
I made this after Easter when we had tons of leftover ham. I then froze it and defrosted it yesterday, added the onions and baked. DELICIOUS!!! Will definitely make again. Thanks!
This was really good and easy to make. I used leftover lunchmeat ham, canned peas and fat free half and half but followed the rest of the recipe as written other then I didn't add the french fried onions, as my kids don't like them. This was a nice, easy weeknight meal.