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Leftover Ham Casserole made with egg noodles, cheese and broccoli in a creamy sauce is the perfect way to use up leftover holiday ham. This easy recipe makes a delicious dinner for busy weeknights.

leftover ham casserole with egg noodles and broccoli in creamy sauce on wooden spoon

This hearty ham and cheese casserole is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover Easter ham and leftover Christmas ham. This easy casserole features tender pieces of ham, egg noodles and broccoli in a creamy cheesy sauce.

It’s a simple meal that is easy to throw together, which is what you want after cooking a big holiday dinner! You can even make this easy one dish meal with deli ham — it’s perfect for busy weeknights!

Some of my other favorite leftover ham recipes include Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with Ham, Instant Pot Ham Lentil Soup and Leftover Ham Sandwiches.

sliced ham, cream soup, seasonings, mustard, milk, sour cream, egg noodles, cheese and broccoli


You only need a few simple ingredients to make this comforting casserole. They should be easy to find in your grocery store.

  • Ham — leftover ham or thick slices of ham from the deli or ham steak cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Egg noodles — or your favorite pasta
  • Cream of celery soup — or cream of chicken soup or cream of mushroom soup
  • Sour cream — Adds a tangy flavor and helps thicken the casserole
  • Milk — to help make the creamy sauce. Use whole milk or 2 percent
  • Dijon mustard — adds a little extra flavor
  • Seasonings — garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, ground black pepper
  • Broccoli florets — I used leftover broccoli, but frozen broccoli works too
  • Cheese — cheddar cheese, Colby Jack cheese or cheddar blend

Optional — For extra flavor and texture, you can top the casserole with panko breadcrumbs or crushed Ritz crackers or a similar cracker. I make this casserole with and without the cracker layer and it’s fine either way.

How to Make Ham Casserole with Leftover Ham

First, cook your pasta according to package instructions. Or, cook pasta in the Instant Pot.

Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish or casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Then, add the cooked egg noodles to the bottom of the baking dish.

Add the cream of celery soup, milk, mustard, sour cream and seasonings to a medium bowl. Stir the milk mixture until well combined.

stir cream soup with milk, seasonings and mustard

Add the cut up ham, broccoli and 2 cups of shredded cheese to the baking dish. Then, pour the milk mixture into the baking dish.

Stir everything together until blended.

assemble ham casserole with cheese, broccoli and egg noodles in baking pan

Add the remaining cheese on top of the casserole. If you want to add a layer of panko breadcrumbs or crushed crackers, mix the crumbs with a little melted butter.

Then, sprinkle them evenly over the cheese layer.

top casserole with butter and Ritz cracker crumbs

Cook Time

Place the casserole into an oven preheated to 350 degrees f, and bake for 30 minutes.

When done, this creamy ham casserole should be bubbling and the top layer should be a gorgeous golden brown.

baked ham and cheese casserole with toasted bread crumbs in baking dish

How to Store and Reheat

Refrigerate leftovers from this cheesy casserole in an airtight container. Or cover the baking dish with plastic wrap once it has cooled down.

Leftovers should keep for up to 4 days. You can freeze the leftover casserole for up to 3 months.

Reheat the casserole in the oven at 300 degrees until heat through or heat smaller portions in your microwave.

wooden spoon in ham noodle casserole

Recipe Variations

You can use your favorite vegetables in this creamy pasta dish. Frozen peas, corn or mixed vegetables all work well. Leftover green beans or asparagus are also good choices.

Use different cheeses. Monterey Jack cheese, white cheddar cheese or Swiss cheese pair well with the flavor of the ham and veggies.

Instead of ham, use cooked chicken or leftover turkey.

5 from 6 votes

Leftover Ham Casserole

By: Dee
Leftover Ham Casserole made with egg noodles, cheese and broccoli in a creamy sauce is the perfect way to use up leftover holiday ham. This easy recipe makes a delicious dinner for busy weeknights.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 12 oz egg noodles
  • 10 ½ oz cream of celery soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 cups cooked ham cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 cups broccoli florets frozen or leftover cooked broccoli
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Optional Crumb Layer

  • 12 Ritz crackers crushed
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
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  • Cook egg noodles according to package directions
  • Preheat oven to 350℉
  • In a medium bowl, mix the cream soup, milk, sour cream, Dijon mustard and spices until well combined
  • Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with non stick cooking spray, and place cooked noodles on the bottom of baking dish
  • Add the ham, broccoli and 2 cups shredded cheese to the baking dish
  • Pour the sauce over the casserole, and mix well
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the casserole
  • Mix the crushed crackers and melted butter in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the cheese layer
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly and top layer is golden brown


You can use frozen veggies or any leftover vegetables in this casserole. If you want to use fresh broccoli, chop into very small pieces or cook until slightly soft before adding to the casserole.


Calories: 507kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 121mg, Sodium: 914mg, Potassium: 404mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 968IU, Vitamin C: 27mg, Calcium: 400mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
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  1. Louis says:

    Wow! So simple! Making this for dinner tonight!5 stars