Monday, February 11, 2008

Ham and Noodle Casserole

This is a great main dish that can be made to use up any left over ham you have.

8 ounces noodles, cooked and drained
3 T butter
3 T flour
1 T prepared mustard*
1 ½ cups milk
2 cups cooked ham, diced
salt and pepper, to taste
1 T butter
½ cup bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the butter, flour and mustard in a saucepan. Add milk gradually, stirring constantly. Cook until thick. Slowly add the ham, salt, and pepper till well combined. Stir in noodles. Spray a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray and pour into dish. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and dot with butter over the top. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes.

*Edited to add: If, like my sweet sister, you don't like mustard, you can either leave it out or add a tiny bit of horseradish for flavor.

Tomorrow's Daily Special: Crock Pot Minestrone