Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

Someone once defined eternity as two people and a Christmas ham. When my husband and I received not one, not two, but three Christmas hams in one week, I came up with this recipe, which has since become one of our post-holiday favorites.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  3. Drain and pour into large mixing bowl.
  4. Saute celery and onions in skillet with oil over low heat until vegetables are translucent, not browned, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir into cooked noodles.
  6. Stir in ham, soup, mushrooms, bouillon or broth, cheese, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, marjoram and Tabasco, if using.
  7. Pour mixture into an ovenproof casserole dish.
  8. In a small dish, stir together melted butter or margarine and bread crumbs until well blended.
  9. Sprinkle between your fingers over the surface of the casserole.
  10. Bake casserole in oven preheated to 350°F for 40 minutes.


Most Helpful

Thanks for the recipe! I've been trying to find ways to use the ham that I have frozen from Christmas. This was easy and yummy. My two little girls really liked it too. Used cream of chicken soup and omitted the mushrooms since we don't care for them. The tabasco sauce was a great touch!

Musical Joy February 16, 2002

Easy to make with good flavor.I added about half a pound of melted velvetta so the kids would eat it better the second time I made it.Gave it a extra kick that pushed it into a company's coming for dinner dish.

Mona December 28, 2001

Thanks for the BEST ham and noodle casserole I have found! I used the cream of chicken soup option, as I thought it would yield the best flavor and I wasn't disappointed. I substituted 6 ounces of fresh crimini brown mushrooms, as that is what I had on hand and doubled the amount of butterred breadcrumbs. To keep the salt content down, I subbed water for the broth. The thyme, marjoram, Worcestershire, and hot sauce enhanced the yummy flavors without overpowering anything.

BriarCraft January 28, 2014

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