Ham Tetrazzini

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Ham Tetrazzini is rich, creamy, and cheesy with lots of cubed ham and a few mushrooms and peas. This is an easy, filling family meal that is great for using up leftover Thanksgiving or Easter ham. It’s practically a one pan meal. You just need a pan plus a pot to cook the pasta in.

Ham Tetrazzini


Tetrazzini is one of my very favorite things to cook for dinner. What’s not to like about pasta, meat, and cheese? If you have leftover turkey, try this Turkey Tetrazzini. It’s made from scratch, without canned soup, and it is so delicious.

Easy Ham Tetrazzini


I love recipes like this Ham Tetrazzini recipe that take a little leftover meat and stretch it into a filling, economical family meal. Just add a salad and maybe some bread and you have a meal that will satisfy even the hungriest of teenagers.

Ham Tetrazzini made with leftover ham


I adore mushrooms so I always add them to tetrazzini, but they could be left out. You could sub broccoli for the peas if you like.

Creamy Ham Tetrazzini
Watch the short video below to see how easy this recipe is.

4.34 from 9 votes
Ham Tetrazzini
Ham Tetrazzini
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

Ham Tetrazzini is rich, creamy, and cheesy with lots of cubed ham and a few mushrooms and peas. 

Course: Main Dish
Servings: 4
Author: Christin Mahrlig
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 6 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup OR cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups diced ham
  • 1 cup peas (cooked)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions in salted water.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet. Add onion and mushrooms and cook until onion is soft and mushrooms are browned.

  3. Add soup, milk, and both peppers to the skillet and mix well.

  4. Add ham, peas, cheddar cheese, and Parmesan cheese and stir and cook over medium heat until cheese is melted. Season to taste with salt.

  5. Add drained pasta to the pan and mix well.

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13 thoughts on “Ham Tetrazzini

  1. Whipped this together in 15 minutes. A good use to use up some leftover ham. Kids and I liked it. Not sure I would make it if we didn’t have left overs but it was still very good

  2. Made this using leftover spaghetti squash, and it was delicious! Even my husband approved, and he is not a big ham or leftover fan. Will definitely be using this recipe again.

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  4. Home made with cream of mushroom and home made ham stock with fresh peas and cavatappi with Durkees fried onions as garnish will make people happy.

  5. First paragraph says it’s not made with canned soup. Then, the main ingredient besides ham is canned soup. 12 oz ham and 10 oz canned soup. Sorry, folks, that isn’t a “from scratch” recipe.

    1. So, did you make it or not? If you didn’t make it, you have no business giving it only two stars. If you made it and didn’t like it, fine.

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