Ham Casserole
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Ham Casserole – Swiss Cheese + Noodle Bake

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Ham Casserole – This Ham & Swiss Casserole Recipe is comfort food at its finest! Noodles, cream of mushroom soup, swiss cheese make this a quick & easy dish! 

This ham casserole is quick and easy but packs a lot of delicious flavors!

Casseroles are great dishes for potlucks, holidays, or any occasion where you need to easily feed a large number of people and want to show off your cooking skills. 

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Ham Casserole

Ham Casserole

Made with ham and cheese this ham casserole is the perfect recipe to make with your Easter leftovers or any time of year!

For Easter, utilize the leftover ham and mix it with swiss cheese and cream of mushroom soup to make a delicious, family-loved recipe.

Or, if you like, you can even buy or make ham specifically for this recipe. It’s so delicious that you don’t need to make it only when you have leftovers, you’ll want to make it all the time!

Egg noodles for ham casserole

What kind of noodles work best with ham and noodle casserole?

There really isn’t a noodle that works best with ham and noodle casserole – almost any noodle works! However, long pasta noodles like spaghetti or angel hair are not recommended since it is a casserole and long noodles make it more difficult to serve and eat.

Egg noodles are a great option because they cook quickly, freeze well, and the swiss cheese latches onto them nicely.

How do I store leftover ham until I’m ready to use it in a casserole?

  • Ham should be tightly wrapped and not left at room temperature for more than two hours.
  • It should also be put in a refrigerator with a temperature of under 40 degrees, and should not be stored for more than four days.
  • If you’re not using the ham within four days place in the freezer. (This is not ideal as it can affect the flavor of the meat, but sometimes situations require freezing.) It can be kept in a freezer for 1-2 months.

Can I freeze ham casserole?

Absolutely, you can freeze ham casserole! There are two ways you can freeze it – the dish prepared but uncooked, or the dish completely finished and cooked.

To Freeze Uncooked Casserole

If you are making the casserole for a special day it is a great recipe to make ahead of time and leave uncooked for the day of.

However, it is recommended that you make it the night before and leave in the fridge, but you may need to freeze the casserole for a longer time before you make it. If this happens, be sure to take the casserole out of the freezer and put it into the fridge the night before.

NOTE: It is not advised that you put a frozen casserole directly into a hot oven, as the swift change in temperature could cause the baking dish to crack.

In fact, it is best if you can leave the dish out for 10 minutes before it is baked.

Once the dish warms up simply bake it according to the recipe, adding a few minutes to account for the dish being cold.

Bake Casserole Before Freezing

If you bake the dish before you freeze it, make sure you let it warm up before you serve it again. It is also important in this case to let it thaw in the fridge overnight, set out for 10 minutes, and then bake.

However, if the dish was already baked, it can be put it in the oven for 20-30 minutes, or until warm.

Optional Ingredients for Ham Casserole

If you’re looking to add-to or spice up your ham casserole, here are some ideas to add some variety to this recipe and make it your own!

  • Cheddar cheese (with or in place of swiss)
  • Mustard (or mustard seed)
  • Pickles (or relish)
  • Bacon
  • Jalapeno’s
  • Sauerkraut
  • Corned beef
  • Broccoli

How to Make Ham Casserole

You can find the entire ingredients list and instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of this post, but if you’re a visual person like me, I’ve provided images and notes along the way in case it helps!

This ham casserole is practically a dump and bake recipe, which is one of my FAVORITES! Less dishes, less mess, and less work!

Ham Casserole Recipe

Preheat your oven to 350º.

Mix together all of the ingredients (except cheese) and dump into a greased baking dish. Or, mix it all up IN the baking dish to save on dish cleanup even more!

Ham Casserole Recipe

Ham Casserole Recipe

Sprinkle on the cheese…

Ham Casserole Recipe with Swiss Cheese

…and bake covered for 45 minutes and then remove cover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

Ham Casserole Recipe

YUUUUM!!! Easy Ham Casserole with noodles and swiss cheese!

You’ll want to put this casserole on your menu rotation this week, we are sure it will become a family favorite!

Ham Casserole
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Ham Casserole - Swiss & Noodle Bake

Ham Casserole - This Ham & Swiss Casserole Recipe is comfort food at its finest! Noodles, cream of mushroom soup, swiss cheese make this a quick & easy dish! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ham casserole, ham casserole recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8 cups
Calories 404 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. egg noodles pre-cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups ham chopped in to bite sized pieces
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 3 tbsp poppy seeds optional
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups swiss cheese shredded or grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º

  2. Spray a 9 by 13 pan with cooking spray.

  3. Mix all of the ingredients except the cheese in a large bowl.

  4. Pour the mixture into the sprayed pan.

  5. Top with the Swiss cheese and more poppy seeds, if desired.

  6. Bake, covered, for 45 minutes.

  7. Remove the cover and bake for another 15 minutes or until bubbly.

Recipe Notes

Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 

Nutrition Facts
Ham Casserole - Swiss & Noodle Bake
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 1075mg 45%
Potassium 301mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 8.9%
Vitamin C 1.1%
Calcium 30.2%
Iron 8.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 thoughts on “Ham Casserole – Swiss Cheese + Noodle Bake

  1. Donna B says:

    I made this ham casserole tonight and I really enjoyed it! I did add a smidge of whole grain mustard to the mix and it was quite delicious. It’s a very easy recipe with ingredients I typically have on hand. Will definitely make again.

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh good!!! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for letting us know!!

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