Ham and Swiss Casserole is the ultimate comfort food, perfect for busy families and home cooks alike. This delectable dish combines savory ham, melted Swiss cheese, and a creamy sauce, making it a favorite for weeknight dinners or family gatherings. Not only is it incredibly tasty, but it's also quick and easy to prepare.

Ham and Swiss Casserole

Ingredients List

Before you get started, make sure you have all the necessary ingredients:

  • 2 cups of cooked ham, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups of Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup of cooked pasta (elbow macaroni or penne work well)
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs (optional, for topping)

Preparation Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. Dice the cooked ham into small, bite-sized pieces.
  4. Shred the Swiss cheese and set aside.
  5. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, stir in the flour to create a roux. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Slowly add the milk to the roux, whisking continuously to avoid lumps. Continue to cook until the mixture thickens and starts to bubble.
  7. Season the sauce with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir well to combine.
  8. Combine the cooked pasta, diced ham, and shredded Swiss cheese in a large mixing bowl. Pour the creamy sauce over the mixture and stir until everything is well-coated.
  9. Transfer the mixture to a greased 9x13-inch baking dish. If you like, sprinkle breadcrumbs on top for an extra crispy finish.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Place the casserole in the preheated oven.
  2. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden and the edges are bubbly.
  3. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Serving Suggestions

This Ham and Swiss Casserole pairs perfectly with:

  • A fresh green salad dressed with a light vinaigrette
  • Steamed vegetables like broccoli or green beans
  • Crusty bread or dinner rolls

Storage and Reheating Tips

If you have any leftovers, follow these tips to keep your casserole delicious:

  • Storage: Allow the casserole to cool completely. Transfer leftovers to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  • Reheating: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the casserole in an oven-safe dish and cover with aluminum foil. Heat for about 20 minutes, or until warmed through. You can also microwave single portions on high for 2-3 minutes.


We hope you enjoy making and eating this scrumptious Ham and Swiss Casserole. It's a versatile dish that's sure to become a family favorite. If you tried this recipe, we’d love to hear how it turned out! Share your experience with us and join our community of food enthusiasts. Happy cooking!

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