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

Recipe Summary

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 43% DV; carbohydrates 67.6g 22% DV; fat 15.7g 24% DV; cholesterol 32.6mg 11% DV; sodium 735.1mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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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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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
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: 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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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
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
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
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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