Hey! Long day? We get it, some days can be really long. Why not rest a spell with this Welcome Home Bake? It’s the perfect way to unwind with a good meal. Buttery, tender egg noodles in a tangy, creamy sauce, with bites of succulent ham and plenty of crisp and fresh vegetables. Cheesy, crunchy, and amazingly tasty, the Welcome Home Bake really lays out the welcome mat.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces egg noodles
  • 1 (10.75-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (8-ounce) container chive and onion-flavored cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 cups ham, cooked and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen asparagus, thawed
  • 6 baby carrots, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (4-ounce) package shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup packaged seasoned croutons, crushed

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2 –Lightly grease two (8-inch) square baking dishes. Be sure to use a freezer-safe dish if you plan to store one or both of the casseroles.

Step 3 –In a large pot of salted, boiling water, add the egg noodles and cook until al dente, according to the package directions.

Step 4 –Drain the egg noodles.

Step 5 –In a large bowl, add the cream of mushroom soup, the cream cheese, and the milk and stir to combine.

Step 6 –Add the cooked noodles, the ham, the broccoli, the asparagus, and the carrots to the sauce mixture and stir to combine.

Step 7 –Divide 1/2 of the ham mixture evenly between the prepared baking dishes.

Step 8 –In a bowl, add the mozzarella and the cheddar cheese and toss to combine.

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Step 9 –Sprinkle 1/2 of the cheese mixture over each of the ham mixtures evenly.

Step 10 –Spoon the remaining ham mixture evenly between the 2 casseroles.

Step 11 –Add the croutons to the remaining cheese mixture in the bowl and toss to combine.

Step 12 –Sprinkle the cheese-crouton mixture evenly over each of the casseroles.

Step 13 –Optionally, wrap one or both of the casseroles in heavy-duty aluminum foil and freeze one or both for up to 1 month.

Step 14 –Bake one or both of the casseroles you intend to eat immediately until lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

Step 15 –Serve.