Hurry Up Ham and Noodles

 

Sometimes you just need a quick and easy main dish when you are in a hurry to get something on the table or just plain tired. I love this ham and noodle pasta dish for it‘s creamy hardiness. Pair it up with a salad and crusty bread. You can have this cooked and on the table in a half hour. It is actually faster then a commercial frozen entrée that cooks depend on for quick and easy. Besides being quick and easy, it is also inexpensive to make. It is a good way to use up left over ham or you can buy cubed ham already cooked. I usually find a slice or cubed ham marked down that I freeze for a rainy day.

There is room for creative substitutes when you don’t have everything on hand. You can use milk or half and half instead of whipping cream. Any good cheese grated will work well only changing the flavor slightly. Usually parmesan cheese is a kitchen staple. A few slices of onion finely chopped can be substituted for green onions. What ever pasta you have on hand. This recipe serves 4 but you can double it to feed more.

Hurry Up Ham and Noodles

  • Servings: 4 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 5 cups of uncooked wide noodles
  • ¼ cup margarine or butter
  • 1 cup whipping cream *
  • 1 ½ cups cubed ham
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions**
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package directions. While they are cooking, melt butter in a saucepan then add cream and grated cheese. Stir constantly until melted and hot. Add ham and onion. Continue stirring until ham is heated. (To quicken things up, the ham can be heated in the microwave with the onions before adding to sauce.) Add salt and pepper. Drain pasta and mix in ham sauce and serve.

* Half and half or milk can also be used. Milk will make a thinner sauce.

**When feeding small children I leave out the onions.

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. dikkday says:

    This looks easy enough!

    I get bored with tomato sauce!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Give it a try. I have another dish you will like that I made and photo the other day. It is real easy. The family wolfed it all down with no left overs. I try to keep a few blogs ahead. These food blogs take time to do and sometimes I don’t get a chance to do one for a week. Thanks for stopping in.

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  2. changeforbetterme says:

    Looks good and easy, and it would really simple to use gf noodles for a gluten free dish! I like that.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Yes and you can add any vegetable that you like with it.

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  3. OH YUMMMMMMM! I love simple comfort food the bestest! I could sit down and eat the whole thing myself. What a beautiful recipe.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It serves only 4 so you will have plenty to fill your tin belly. Thanks for taking time out of your travels to visit.

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  4. shadeydaze says:

    That sounds lovely…I do similar but with Blue Cheese but I haven’t used Parmesan – will have to give it a try – Thanks for this.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      It works well with any cheese that you have on hand. How is your cheese doing in your cheese cave?

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  5. petit4chocolatier says:

    This looks so yummy and easy! I really love the dish that the ham and noodles are in too!!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      The dish is the bottom to the chicken behind it. It is the brown drip chicken casserole by Hull.

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      1. petit4chocolatier says:

        I love it!

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  6. yepirategunn says:

    Now THAT’s food!! If I put mushrooms in can I microwave them also? Was just a thought. Not sure if one can.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      You can saute the mushrooms first if they are fresh in a little bit of butter. If they are canned you can microwave them. Thanks, it is good cheep comfort food.

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  7. ChgoJohn says:

    Any dish that has “Hurry Up” in its title is going to get my attention. And if it includes pasta, of any kind, I’ll be all over it. This sounds like a great meal for the chilly evening ahead. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Yes it is. It is a nice light sauce and you can add what ever you like to it. It just takes 30 minutes to get it on the table. Thanks for stopping in.

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