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Creamy Ham Casserole

The creamiest, most delicious spin on the popular “Mac and Cheese” around ! Creamy Ham Casserole – using everyday ingredients and perfect for a quick week night dinner

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

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 ?

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
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.

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Creamy Ham Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
The creamiest, most delicious spin on the popular "Mac and Cheese" around ! Creamy Ham Casserole - using everyday ingredients and perfect for a quick week night dinner
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 250 g Macaroni ( 8 oz )
  • 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 in post above
  • 3/4 of the Water needed as per the Soup packet
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese grated
Instructions
  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
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted by me from MR.FOOD

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

LINDA

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Tanya Anurag

Wednesday 14th of January 2015

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

JBArts

Wednesday 14th of January 2015

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

Angie Church

Sunday 11th of January 2015

this looks so yummy and I think you have all food groups from what it looks like very fillingcome see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Grace D

Saturday 10th of January 2015

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!

Mrs Bishop

Wednesday 7th of January 2015

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

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