Ham & Noodle Stove Top Casserole, Pennsylvania Dutch Style

"This was a casserole that my Mom used to make, but I had lost her recipe...I recently found one really similar to hers on the Campbell's website, so I added what I knew she added, thereby "tweaking" it to my own taste. Very easy, and very tasty! True comfort food..."
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  • Cook the noodles according to the package directions. Drain and slightly butter.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a 4 quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute for 1 minute. Add ham and cook for about 15 minutes, until the onion is tender. (Stirring occasionally.).
  • Stir in the soup and the milk. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook and stir for 5 more minutes.
  • Add the cheese and stir until it melts.
  • Gently mix in the noodles and cook just until heated through.

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  1. Wasn't that bad. Didn't need to cook the onion & ham a whole 15 minutes. As for 2 cups of cheese I didn't use that much to begin with, put a handful in to start and added from there and still didn't use the full 2 cups. Added peas at the end, but after cooked separately first. I think next time might use fresh mushrooms and cheese soup instead.
  2. i definately will not make again,sry to say with the whole cheese overload an im lactose intolerant i didnt even end up having it for dinner hubby is going to and ill maybe revise my review if you ask me it was disgusting before adding the cheese and it was a giant globby mess at the end,wont be using anymore casserole ideas off of here.
  3. Delicious. I made this using 12 oz of egg noodles and it was still nice and creamy. It's great served with a side of steamed broccoli. This makes a nice quick dinner thay everyone will enjoy. Thanx for sharing. Miss ya, Stacky!
  4. This was good. Nothing that says "Wow!", but still good comfort food.
  5. My family loved this dish, even my 5 yo grandson. Like some of the other reviewers, it did seem to be a goopy mess. However, I put the cheese in the cool noodles and stirred them around. Then, I poured the milk, soup, ham mixture over the noodles and stirred. The cheese melted relatively quickly and evenly. I put it back on the burner at a low temp just until the cheese was completely melted and the noodles were warm. The correction I will make next time is to reorder the steps. I made a note to myself to add the thyme, salt and pepper into the milk & soup mixture and stir thoroughly before adding to to the ham & onion. I think one could sub garlic powder or some other fave seasoning in place of the thyme if one doesn’t care for thyme. We do, so it worked for us.


  1. Actually, I would give it a 3.5. It was better than a 3 but not quite a four. I substituted water for the milk and felt afterwards it could have used maybe another 1/4 cup. Upon first reading, I thought it was a lot of cheese, but it absorbed it all. Good use for left over ham and an easy meal to make.


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