Leftover Ham Casserole in a baking dish.

Leftover Ham Casserole

Leftover Ham Casserole with noodles, ham, corn, creamy garlic sauce and crunchy panko topping. Easy comfort food dinner for busy days!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ham casserole
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 771 kcal
Author Anna


for the sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

for the casserole:

  • 4 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
  • 15 oz can whole kernel corn drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups chopped leftover ham

for the topping:

  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/4 cup panko breading or crushed Ritz crackers
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  1. Cook noodles according to instructions on the packaging. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  4. Add garlic and stir. Saute for 3 minutes, or until very fragrant.
  5. Add seasoning and stir in. Saute for 1 minute.
  6. Mix cornstarch with half and half. Slowly, pour it over garlic, stirring constantly.
  7. Simmer until the sauce thickens. Add cheese and stir until melted. Set aside.
  8. Butter a 9"x7" casserole dish.
  9. Combine noodles, ham, corn and the sauce and spread the mixture in a prepared baking dish.
  10. Combine melted butter and Panko breadcrumbs. Sprinkle over the noodle casserole.
  11. Bake casserole in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until it bubbles on the edges and the topping is toasty and golden.
  12. Remove from oven and cool before serving.

Recipe Notes

  1. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
  2. You can use chopped cooked chicken in place of ham. 
  3. Make it vegetarian and add 2 cups of cooked white beans.
  4. Use Ritz crackers instead of panko breading, or use more cheese and skip the crunchy topping.
Nutrition Facts
Leftover Ham Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 771 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 168mg56%
Sodium 1490mg65%
Potassium 586mg17%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 971IU19%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 444mg44%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.