Deluxe Ham casserole

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grillqueen79

Guest
Do you need something to do with all of that leftover Christmas ham? I know I did! I already made a bean and ham soup, but I still had ham. This is a casserole recipe I found that I will be trying out tomorrow.

Ingredients:
3 cups elbow macaroni
cooking spray
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup cubed ham
1 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream
of celery soup
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 (6 ounce) can French-fried onions,
crushed
Directions:
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Stir in the macaroni. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ham and onion in melted butter until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
Stir garlic into ham mixture and cook for about 2 minutes more; remove skillet from heat.
Mix cooked pasta, Cheddar cheese, cream of celery soup, peas, milk, sour cream, onion powder, and garlic powder into the ham mixture until well mixed.
Transfer pasta mixture to the prepared baking dish.
Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 25 minutes. Sprinkle French-fried onions atop casserole and bake until golden, about 5 minutes more.
 
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smokinhog

Guest
Sounds wonderful grillqueen79. Now I know what to do with all that left over ham. The kids are coming for leftovers tomorrow and this is what they are going to get. Thanks!
 
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talbot

Guest
I love the combination of ham and peas together. I didn't even know that cream of celery soup existed, though! Do you think that I could substitute it for a cream of mushroom soup?
 
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grillqueen79

Guest
Talbot you can definitely substitute cream of mushroom for cream of celery. Cream of celery, cream of chicken, and cream of mushroom are all pretty much interchangeable. We had it for dinner tonight and it was really good.
 
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