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January 6, 2015

Creamy Ham Casserole

Creamy Ham Casserole



Next time you are looking for a different kind of Mac and Cheese recipe, do try this Creamy Ham Casserole ! It is a scrumptious dish and my only regret is waiting this long before I tried the recipe which I have pinned months ago already.

I adapted the recipe quite a bit, as I wanted to use ingredients which I had on hand and also had some leftovers of, but taste wise it should not have that a big impact on the original dish.

Creamy Ham Casserole ~ The creamiest, most delicious spin on the popular "Mac and Cheese" around ! Not only delicious, but quick and easy to make as well, using everyday ingredients and perfect for a weeknight dinner

The main changes I made was to substitute a can of **Mushroom Soup with a packet, made with Water {as below} - I had both but the canned seemed a little too rich with the Sour Cream. You can of course use whichever you prefer, or have on hand.

The other change I made was to use a trio of chopped Bell Peppers which I have lots of small frozen bags of and am always looking for recipes in which I can use them. Only one type/color will do as well.. it would not be as colorful though, but that is not really the point, is it ?

This Creamy Ham Casserole is just amazingly creamy, and I would go as far as calling it Double Creamy but maybe that seems a little over the top, so let's just stick to the original name.

Creamy Ham Casserole
Recipe adapted by me from MR.FOOD

4 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

250g Macaroni
1 TB Vegetable Oil
2 cups Cooked Ham, cubed
1 cup Mixed Bell Peppers {Red/Green/Yellow}, chopped
1/2 cup Onion, chopped
1 packet Cream Of Mushroom Soup Powder {see note above**}
3/4 of the Water needed as per the Soup packet
1 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese, grated

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - spray a medium casserole dish, with a lid, with cooking oil.
2.) Cook the Macaroni as per the instructions on the packet, drain and set aside.
3.) Meanwhile. heat the Oil over high heat - stir-fry the Ham, Peppers and Onion until the Onion is golden - remove from heat and set aside.
4.) Prepare the Soup as per the packets instructions but only use 3/4 of the Water required - takes about 5 - 8 minutes. {if using canned - leave out this step}
5.) Stir the Soup into the Ham mixture - add the Sour Cream and stir well to combine.
6.) Add the creamy mixture to the cooked Macaroni - mix gently and transfer to the prepared dish - cover and bake 25 minutes.
7.) Remove from the oven - sprinkle over the Cheese and return, uncovered to the oven for a further 5 minutes or until the Cheese has melted.

Let stand 10 minutes before serving. A crunchy side salad is all that is needed with this dish.

Creamy Ham Casserole ~ The creamiest, most delicious spin on the popular "Mac and Cheese" around ! Not only delicious, but quick and easy to make as well, using everyday ingredients and perfect for a weeknight dinner

6 comments:

  1. Oh look! Something "not sweet" and yet I'm still hungry just looking at it! LOL! Looks delicious and there will be plenty of leftover ham at Easter!

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  2. Looks really good! And I'm all about casseroles in the winter- will have to try! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Yum yum yum! This looks SO good. Stopping by from I Heart Naptime link up and would love for you to stop by my baking blog to say hello!

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  4. this looks so yummy and I think you have all food groups from what it looks like very filling
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  5. That looks so yummy! It reminds me of something my grandma use to make! I pinned to make! Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday! Love partying with you!! :)
    Jess @liverandomlysimple

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  6. We have featured you on Wake-Up Wednesday linky party, which you can find here- http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2015/01/wake-up-wednesday-linky-51.html

    Cheers!
    Tanya

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