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Leftover Special Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Leftover Special Casserole

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"This kind of came together after a holiday dinner that left lots of ingredients left over. You can also use leftover chicken, beef or turkey for the meat."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add egg noodles, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until done; drain.
  2. Layer noodles, mixed peas and carrots, onions, and ham in prepared baking dish. Mix together soup and milk, then pour mixture over casserole. Season with salt and pepper, then press with the back of a fork to help soup mixture seep through casserole layers.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes, or until bubbly and hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 07, 2004

My family loved it! I tweeked it just a bit since I didn't have any cream of mushroom soup. I substituted cream of celery & cream of chicken, since I was making alot! Also added onion salt instead of regular salt and topped it with shredded cheese. I will definately keep this one in my books!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 07, 2004

Sorry, but I didn't find this recipe to be anything special. We thought it was rather bland and boring. Probably will not make again.


27 Ratings

Jan 07, 2004

My husband just loved this! Too bad my children ages 1-1/2 and 5 hated it! They couldn't even eat it. I will not be able to make this again. I thought it was ok.

Dec 05, 2005

Because the reviews said that this was kind of bland, I added pepper jack cheese and used leftover pork roast. I also used small shell pasta. I will make it again, maybe next time with smoked salmon. Also top with french fried onions for an added zest.

Jan 06, 2006

Maybe it was just me, but the soup mixture was not enough to coat the casserole ingredients. I might have added more chicken (not ham) and veggies, however. I added another can of cream of whatever soup I had on hand, and some more milk, and it was fine. Wasn't bland either. Maybe those of who who think it's bland need to add more soup. Not the low sodium kind, either.

Jan 06, 2005

This is a great base for a casserole. I used chicken instead of ham and cream of celery soup because it is what I had on hand. I added a couple handfuls of cheese (a pre-shredded "Mexican" blend), out-of-a-jar mushrooms,and sprinkled the top with parmesan cheese. I also sprinkled oregano on the casserole, but I do not recommend that, as it gives it a weird after taste.

Feb 12, 2004

I changed this recipie quite a bit, and it still came out on the bland side. I used leftover turkey, macaroni rather than egg noodles, and frozen mixed veggies that included green beans and corn as well as carrots and peas. I added onion and garlic salt to the soup mixture (as well as a little cardamom and cumin), and poured half of the soup mix on after the veggie layer. I mixed 1 tsp of minced garlic in with the onion layer. After adding the remaining soup mix to the top of the casserole, I sprinkled parmesean cheese on the top. It came out pretty well, but my boyfriend and I both added more parmesean to our serrvings. Next time, I think I'll put a couple layers of shredded monterey jack cheese in, and possibly use different veggies (I don't care for the peas in this). Overall though, a good way to use up leftover meat without having to say "turkey/ham/chicken AGAIN?!"

Oct 26, 2011

My husband and I both loved this!!! I did make a few alterations...I used left over smoked turkey we had in the deep freeze, I used one can of cream of mushroom and one can of cream of chicken, added onions and seasoning salt for taste. I also sprinkled in some shredded cheese and used Mrs. Grimes frozen egg noodles instead of the dried ones from off the shelf. We ate it over mash potatoes! I used


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  • Calories
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 8.8 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 12.4 g
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 880 mg
  • 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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