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HAM CASSEROLE, SOUTHERN STYLE

8 oz. noodles
1 1/2 c. celery, chopped
1/2 c. green pepper, chopped
1/2 c. water
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3/4 c. Parmesan cheese, grated
1 c. milk
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 c. ham, cooked and cubed
4 oz. mushroom pieces
1 1/2 t. butter or margarine

Cook and drain noodles. In a saucepan, cook celery and green pepper in water about 5 minutes; drain. In (2 quart) baking dish, mix cheese, milk and garlic til smooth. Gently stir in noodles, vegetables, cubed ham and mushrooms. Dot with butter, cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes.
(serves 4)

Ham Casserole, Southern Style recipe is published in our January, 1986 Menu Minder.