December 6, 2012

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles -- A perfect, easy one dish skillet dinner, made in less than 15 mins! You even boil the noodles right in the skillet. www.kevinandamanda.com

This simple recipe is so easy and so delicious. We love this around here! You don’t even have to cook the noodles first, which makes this one of our favorite, easy weeknight dinners.  It’s creamy, flavorful, and you can get it on the table in 15 minutes or less. Perfect for busy weeknights!

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles -- A perfect, easy one dish skillet dinner, made in less than 15 mins! You even boil the noodles right in the skillet. www.kevinandamanda.com

Here’s all you’ll need to make it. Egg noodles cook super fast, allowing you to get this on the table even faster. Frozen diced onions and peas are a huge time saver and make it easy to keep the ingredients for this dinner always on hand. And there’s not too much lemon juice in this recipe, so no need for a real lemon here. Feel free to use the bottled stuff!

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles -- A perfect, easy one dish skillet dinner, made in less than 15 mins! You even boil the noodles right in the skillet. www.kevinandamanda.com

This recipe is perfect for leftover ham, especially if you’re planning on having a ham for Christmas! Or you can grab some ham from the deli, just make sure you get something that sounds really delicious, like this Maple-Glazed Brown Sugar Honey Ham, lol! Also ask them to slice it really thick for dicing, so you have nice, bite-sized chunks of ham.

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles -- A perfect, easy one dish skillet dinner, made in less than 15 mins! You even boil the noodles right in the skillet. www.kevinandamanda.com

I have also used a rotisserie chicken here (or cooked, chopped chicken breasts) in place of the ham. Whatever you have on hand works great!

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles -- A perfect, easy one dish skillet dinner, made in less than 15 mins! You even boil the noodles right in the skillet. www.kevinandamanda.com

To make, add some butter to a large, 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles -- A perfect, easy one dish skillet dinner, made in less than 15 mins! You even boil the noodles right in the skillet. www.kevinandamanda.com

Once the butter has melted and is just starting to turn brown, add the diced onions.

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles -- A perfect, easy one dish skillet dinner, made in less than 15 mins! You even boil the noodles right in the skillet. www.kevinandamanda.com

Cook onions until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles -- A perfect, easy one dish skillet dinner, made in less than 15 mins! You even boil the noodles right in the skillet. www.kevinandamanda.com

Add the broth, half-and-half, and noodles to the skillet and bring to a boil.

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles -- A perfect, easy one dish skillet dinner, made in less than 15 mins! You even boil the noodles right in the skillet. www.kevinandamanda.com

Add the diced ham and stir to combine.

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles -- A perfect, easy one dish skillet dinner, made in less than 15 mins! You even boil the noodles right in the skillet. www.kevinandamanda.com

Then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until the noodles are tender, about 8-10 minutes.

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles -- A perfect, easy one dish skillet dinner, made in less than 15 mins! You even boil the noodles right in the skillet. www.kevinandamanda.com

Now check your cream sauce. If it isn’t thick enough at this point, we can fix that right now.

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles -- A perfect, easy one dish skillet dinner, made in less than 15 mins! You even boil the noodles right in the skillet. www.kevinandamanda.com

Simply stir together one tablespoon of cornstarch with three tablespoons of cold water with a fork. You can use the same measuring cup from the broth and half-and-half. Pour into the sauce and it will thicken immediately.

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles -- A perfect, easy one dish skillet dinner, made in less than 15 mins! You even boil the noodles right in the skillet. www.kevinandamanda.com

See? It’s already starting to bubble and thicken! Add plenty of salt and pepper to taste (I use 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper), then stir to combine.

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles -- A perfect, easy one dish skillet dinner, made in less than 15 mins! You even boil the noodles right in the skillet. www.kevinandamanda.com

Next add the frozen peas and splash of lemon juice and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes.

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles -- A perfect, easy one dish skillet dinner, made in less than 15 mins! You even boil the noodles right in the skillet. www.kevinandamanda.com

Creamy, easy, and delicious! That’s all you do! :)

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles -- A perfect, easy one dish skillet dinner, made in less than 15 mins! You even boil the noodles right in the skillet. www.kevinandamanda.com

Hope you enjoy! :)

Peas, Ham, and Creamy Noodles

2 tablespoons butter
2 cups onion, diced
8 ounces egg noodles
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup half and half
1 pound cooked ham, diced
1 cup frozen peas
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt and pepper

1. Melt the butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onions until golden brown, about 5 mins.

2. Add broth, half-and-half, and noodles to skillet and bring to a boil. Add diced ham, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until noodles are tender, about 8-10 minutes.

3. If your cream sauce is not thick enough, stir together 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and 3 tablespoons of cold water. Pour into skillet. Season with plenty of salt and pepper, then stir to combine. Sauce should thicken immediately. Add peas and lemon juice to skillet and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Makes 4 servings. Click Here for Nutritional Information.



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35 Comments



 
 

1
Vera December 6, 2012 at 1:18 am

Finally, something that a non-cook like me can finally try! :)

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teresa December 6, 2012 at 2:12 am

Looks scrumptious Amanda!
Love PEAS & noodles!
xo

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Brenda December 6, 2012 at 2:40 am

It’s good with diced tomato & green chilies too. Husband loves this dish.

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Winnie December 6, 2012 at 4:16 am

Looks yummy! Can’t wait to try this. Thank you.

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Anele @ Success Along the Weigh December 6, 2012 at 6:27 am

What I wouldn’t give to be able to reach through my screen right now. This looks DELICIOUS!

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shelly (cookies and cups) December 6, 2012 at 7:13 am

Love this! An easy weeknight meal is always a welcome addition!

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Chris Taylor December 6, 2012 at 8:37 am

We always have leftover Holiday Ham; and that’s just the time I can use a break from cooking. Thanks for the recipe.

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Heather @ Heather's Dish December 6, 2012 at 9:13 am

OK I’m in LOVE with the fact that you don’t have to cook the noodles separately – we’re making this for dinner next week!

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Kristin S December 6, 2012 at 9:32 am

I read the post title and thought, “That sounds really gross.”

THEN I looked at the picture and read the recipe and WILL make this soon. YUM!

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Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. December 6, 2012 at 10:19 am

yes please!!

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Elizabeth Rhyneer December 6, 2012 at 11:54 am

Looks good Amanda, just cooked a ham yesterday and will make this tomorrow.

Thanks, Eliz

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Deneen December 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Thank you for the recipe. It looks so yummy! I will be using gluten free pasta instead.

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Cathy @ Noble Pig December 6, 2012 at 3:17 pm

This is pure comfort food and reminds me of being a kid. LOVE!!

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Danita Hosking December 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Reminds me of Tuna Casserole… only a whole lot less work. I’ve got everything but the ham. I think I’ll try it with tuna instead, and see what happens. Leftover chicken might work, too.

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Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence December 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Mmm creamy and delicious. Love the combinations of peas and pork :)

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Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes December 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm

I’m in love with this idea! Sound so easy!

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Danita Hosking December 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I tried this for dinner tonight, but used tuna instead of ham, and it turned out to be pretty good. My two year old LOVED this and asked for more. I’ll definitely be making it again. It’s a good quick meal with very little cleanup.

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Diane (createdbydiane) December 7, 2012 at 12:52 am

what a great one dish meal!

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Jeanette December 7, 2012 at 7:05 am

Looks like pure comfort food Amanda and I love how you used fat-free half and half to lighten this up.

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Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies December 7, 2012 at 7:38 am

I love one-dish dinners! So easy. :)

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Sommer@ASpicyPerspective December 7, 2012 at 8:19 am

What a great dish Amanda. Well, now I know what we’re having for dinner tonight!

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Brian @ A Thought For Food December 7, 2012 at 9:59 am

A big bowl of comfort. Looks great!

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Hogfarmerwife December 10, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Porktastic! One-Dish Skillet Meal title caught my eye right away… but I have to tell you that the hogfarmer hubby and our two boys gobbled this right up and asked when I would be making it again. Thank you for posting such an easy and delicious meal!

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lisa December 11, 2012 at 6:24 am

I made this night and added corn also..it turned out great. I will def make this again!

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Sylvia December 12, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I’m SO cooking challenged and I made this tonight and it was a huge success! I didn’t have corn starch so I added some heavy whipping cream and it was perfect! Thanks Amanda ;-)

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Elaine Bennett December 27, 2012 at 4:16 pm

I thought this was delicious, but was floored when my 10 year old not only finished his bowl, but asked for SECONDS. This is the kid we refer to as Air Fern (seems to be subsisting on air). Thanks Amanda!

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Becky January 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Amanda,
All of your recipes look amazing!!! I love this one and am sure my family will love it…….if I substitute something else for the ham and peas. LOL Unfortunately, I have a VERY picky family. Can’t wait to try all kinds of different meats and veggies in this!!
I know this is under the wrong recipe but the Chess Squares……..I recognized the recipe after the ingredients picture ;) LOVE IT!!!! Thanks and keep up the awesome work!!!!!

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Rebecca January 31, 2013 at 7:19 am

This was delicious! Thank you for another quick, easy and delicious meal!

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Kat February 11, 2013 at 5:32 pm

This had great flavor seemed a lil dry (maybe i simmered it a lil too long) but we added some mushrooms. Like i said before tasted great!

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Jen February 25, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Can I use a ham steak for this?? Do I have to cook a ham steak before I make this???

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Julia September 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Made this tonight, delicious!

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KayleneP @ The Links Site November 15, 2013 at 2:59 am

Wow this looks great and so easy! I have some lean ham in the fridge so I know what I’ll be making for tomorrows dinner!

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Paige November 19, 2013 at 9:14 pm

My family loved this. And i loved that it was a one pot meal! Will be making this regularly! Thanks!!

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Betsy R. November 27, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Tried this tonight and it was very yummy. Everyone had seconds.

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Angela March 12, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Looks delicious! I’m going to feature this recipe on my blog on Friday – hope you can stop by!

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