How To Make Buttered Noodles and Ham

Nothing tastes better than buttered noodles–except for buttered noodles and ham. This is an easy snack recipe that feeds from two to five people and can be made is less than 30 minutes.

The ingredients for this meal are simple. All that you need is a 12 ounce bag or box of egg noodles, a one-pound can of cooked ham and 4 tablespoons of butter. We prefer the flat or curly type of egg noodles, but you can really use any favorite type of noodle. We have made this using elbow noodles, but flat egg noodles seems to work the best.

You will find the ham in the canned meat section of your grocery store. If you like Hormel’s Spam™, you can use that or you can choose a different brand. The brand shown in our photograph cost about $3.00. The important part is to make sure that the ham is already cooked. If you do not have a can of cooked ham, sliced ham lunch meat can be used as a substitute.

ingredients for Buttered Noodles and Ham

  • 1 pound can of cooked ham or 12 ounce can of Hormel’s Spam™
  • 12 ounce bag of flat or curly egg noodles
  • 4 tablespoons of butter

Start by preparing the egg noodles. Egg noodles cook very quickly, so be sure to taste-test them often until they are cooked the way you like them.

While the egg noodles are cooking, dice the ham into 3/8 inch to 1/2 inch cubes. Set the diced ham aside.

Buttered Noodles and HamWhen the noodles are cooked, drain the water using a colander, then pour the noodles back into the cooking pot or serving bowl. Slice up the butter and mix it with the noodles while they are still hot. Whenever you make pasta, you should always coat the finished noodles with butter. Butter enhances the flavor and help to prevent the noodles from drying out.

After the butter is melted and the noodles are coated, add the diced ham and mix it in with the buttered noodles.

Depending upon your hunger level, this will server two to five people, which makes it a nice recipe for a couple, a small family or a side dish with a larger meal. The best part is that buttered noodles and ham taste even better when cold, so if you do not eat it all in one meal, it makes a better meal when leftovers are refrigerated and saved for the next day.