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Ham and Broccoli Casserole

ham and broccoli casserole

This is a tasty dish for the winter time. This recipe can also be changed up easily to make Ham and Scalloped Potatoes if you wish.

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  • Ham 2 Cups
  • Penne Pasta 2 Cups dry pasta – (Pronounced Pen-nay)
  • Mozzarella Cheese 1 Cup – shredded
  • Broccoli Florets 1 Cup (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Cream Sauce Recipe
  • Crouton Recipe


Start with my Cream Sauce recipe. Cook the Penne Noodles. After the cream sauce is done, add the Ham, Penne Pasta, Mozzarella Cheese and Broccoli. Pour into an 11×9 greased dish. Top with my Crouton recipe. Bake at 350 for 1/2 hour.

If you prefer to make Ham and Scalloped Potatoes, omit the broccoli and mozzarella cheese and swap the Penne Pasta for sliced potatoes. This will take longer to cook the raw potatoes. So cook it for an hour.

Homemade Croutons

Homemade croutons

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My crouton recipe I have made for years. I learned it as a little girl. My mom sent me to a coking class when I was in 5th grade. I have used this ever since. They are great for on top of Tuna Noodle Casserole or Macaroni and Cheese or on a fresh salad.


  • 1/8 Cup butter
  • 2 slices 5 grain Italian bread (or any kind of your choice)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt


Melt 1/8 C butter in a fry pan
You can use any bread you like. I am using fresh 5 grain Italian bread. I like to use up the slices on the ends. Crumble up the bread into the butter until the butter is absorbed.
Brown the croutons on medium heat.
Sprinkle 1/2 tsp garlic salt over them
Stir until they are getting crispy on the edges and browning

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna noodle casserole

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This is an easy recipe great for cold weather.



You will start with my Cream Sauce recipe. Make it in a large sauce pan. Make noodles either spiral (Rotini) or egg noodles which ever you prefer. Use 2 cups of dry noodles cook according to directions. Add to cream sauce along with 1 drained can of tuna and 1 cup of frozen peas or 1 can of canned peas. Pour into a 9×9 pan.

Add my homemade croutons to the top and bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour to 45 minutes.