Easy Dinner Recipe With My One Pot Ham Casserole

Easy Dinner Recipe One Pot Ham Casserole

Cooking after a long day at work can be the last thing that you want to do. However, I have an easy dinner recipe with my one pot ham casserole that can change your mind for a better dinner tonight. Imagine a mix of some chopped spam or leftover diced ham, onion, garlic, sliced mushrooms, and diced tomatoes swimming with elbow macaroni in a velvety seasoned sauce that just may fool you into thinking there is cheese in the recipe when there is none.

The most difficult part of this easy dinner recipe is dicing your onion, garlic and mushrooms that you’ll need to brown before taking them off of the stove. You’ll add flour and make a roux before returning them to the burner again and adding the diced tomatoes, diced ham or spam, water, milk, prepared mustard, salt, and pepper. This sauce thickens beautifully and the prepared yellow mustard does seem to help imitate the taste of cheese.

I prefer the yellow mustard over Dijon mustard because it gives the recipe more sweetness in my opinion than the Dijon. I have both types in my refrigerator, but my favorite mustard for cooking is the plain yellow mustard. You could feel differently, but this is what we like more at our house.

I have some other family favorites using ham casseroles that you should check out. They are also delicious and different from this one.

Easy Dinner Recipe for Ham Casserole

½ can of diced spam or leftover ham pieces
1 ½ cups of diced tomatoes
8-oz. fresh sliced mushrooms
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 clove of garlic, diced
1 teaspoon of prepared yellow mustard
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1 cup of milk
1 cup of water
1 lb. elbow macaroni, cooked
1 cup of reserved pasta water
1/4 cup of flour

Brown the onion and garlic in the olive oil until golden brown before adding the sliced mushrooms to the pot to cook as well.

Take this pot off of the heat after the mushrooms cook and stir in the flour to coat.

Return the mixture to the heat and add the water, Spam ham, mustard, salt, pepper, and milk to cook until it thickens.

Cook the elbow macaroni and reserve about one cup of the pasta water. This pasta water is what you add to your sauce along with finished macaroni.

If your sauce seems a bit dry, here is an easy fix. To loosen it up, just add a bit more milk or water and the problem solved.

ENJOY!

Easy Dinner Recipe for Ham Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Imagine a mix of some chopped spam or leftover diced ham, onion, garlic, sliced mushrooms, and diced tomatoes swimming with elbow macaroni in a velvety seasoned sauce that just may fool you into thinking there is cheese in the recipe when there is none.
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner recipe, ham casserole, one pot dinner
Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • ½ can of diced spam or leftover ham pieces
  • 1 ½ cups of diced tomatoes
  • 8- oz. fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 clove of garlic diced
  • 1 teaspoon of prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni cooked
  • 1 cup of reserved pasta water
  • 1/4 cup of flour
Instructions
  1. Brown the onion and garlic in the olive oil until golden brown before adding the sliced mushrooms to the pot to cook as well.
  2. Take this pot off of the heat after the mushrooms cook and stir in the flour to coat.
  3. Return the mixture to the heat and add the water, Spam ham, mustard, salt, pepper, and milk to cook until it thickens.
  4. Cook the elbow macaroni and reserve about one cup of the pasta water. This pasta water is what you add to your sauce along with finished macaroni.
  5. If your sauce seems a bit dry, here is an easy fix. To loosen it up, just add a bit more milk or water and the problem solved.
  6. ENJOY!
Recipe Notes

Recipe Notes

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