Rating: 4.11 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Comforting and quick pasta dish. Use any dried pasta shape.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir onion in the hot oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add diced ham; cook and stir until ham pieces are slightly browned, about 5 more minutes. Stir cream of mushroom soup and milk into ham and onion, stirring until smoothly combined. Mix in Cheddar cheese, salt, black pepper, and peas. Simmer until thickened, about 5 more minutes.

  • Toss cooked macaroni into ham mixture and serve.

Nutrition Facts

502 calories; protein 21.6g; carbohydrates 67.6g; fat 15.7g; cholesterol 32.6mg; sodium 735.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2017
This was a huge hit with my guys. Doubled everything except the pasta, because this seemed like a lot of pasta, and it still seemed like it could have used more ham. I used large elbow macaroni, and subbed Velveeta for the cheddar because I had some on hand that needed to be used up. I also subbed golden mushroom condensed soup for one of the cans of soup, per the suggestion of another reviewer. My hubby, who "doesn't care for Velveeta," raved about this and asked for leftovers for lunch the next day. Not something we'd eat every week, but a darn tasty way to use up leftover ham. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2013
Very basic. Good but basic. Seemed to need a seasoning. I don't know spices I made the recipe exactly doubling the ham & peas as it seemed like it'd be alot of noodle if I didn't. Good thing! You need to. Again good basic filler recipe. Seems like it'd be good for a pickier eater who is ok with peas. Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2017
This was a huge hit with my guys. Doubled everything except the pasta, because this seemed like a lot of pasta, and it still seemed like it could have used more ham. I used large elbow macaroni, and subbed Velveeta for the cheddar because I had some on hand that needed to be used up. I also subbed golden mushroom condensed soup for one of the cans of soup, per the suggestion of another reviewer. My hubby, who "doesn't care for Velveeta," raved about this and asked for leftovers for lunch the next day. Not something we'd eat every week, but a darn tasty way to use up leftover ham. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
05/13/2013
Very basic. Good but basic. Seemed to need a seasoning. I don't know spices I made the recipe exactly doubling the ham & peas as it seemed like it'd be alot of noodle if I didn't. Good thing! You need to. Again good basic filler recipe. Seems like it'd be good for a pickier eater who is ok with peas. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2017
Turned out great! Just stir fried broccoli in deprecate pan then added after instead of the frozen peas. Relish and super easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2020
This was a great recipe when I didn’t know what to cook! I adjusted to what I on hand. I used a pack of ham slices, a can of cream of chicken soup, 6 mushrooms sliced, 1/2 cheddar and 1/2 Monterey Jack with jalapeños. I added a mixture of different spices and seasonings. Turned out great Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2018
I took the advice of other reviewers and doubled the recipe except for the macaroni. I only had one cup of cheddar cheese so I used some pepper jack for the second cup. It added a nice spicy bite to the dish! I ll definitely make this again! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2015
Just OK. Too much pasta in relationship to sauce. Needs something to spice it up a bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2014
We love this recipe...It's quick and easy! I've even made it without ham for a quick pasta sauce. You can spice it up to your liking with lots of pepper or garlic while it's cooking. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2016
Made this tonight and left out peas (sorry not a fan). I also doubled the recipe because of the macaroni I had left over. It's a great way to use up those Christmas ingredients that you normally might end up throwing away. Is it the BOMB? No. It's basic simple and tasty. I did use 1-can of REG cream of Mushroom and then 1-can Golden Mushroom. I will definitely use it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2016
Made a white sauce instead because I don't like the condensed soup. Everything else stayed the same Great meal. Read More