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Ham Tetrazzini

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.

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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.

Great Way To Use Leftovers

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.

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.

Ham Tetrazzini on a blue serving platter.

Ham Tetrazzini Recipe Tips

If you want to make this dish spicy, add 1/2 teapsoon of crushed red pepper flakes.

Instead of all ham, you could use a combination of ham and turky for this recipe.

Tetrazzini on a blue serving platter.

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Ham Tetrazzini

Ham Tetrazzini

Ham Tetrazzini is rich, creamy, and cheesy with lots of cubed ham and a few mushrooms and peas. 
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 12 mins
TOTAL: 22 mins


  • 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


  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions in salted water.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet. Add onion and mushrooms and cook until onion is soft and mushrooms are browned.
  • Add soup, milk, and both peppers to the skillet and mix well.
  • Add ham, peas, cheddar cheese, and Parmesan cheese and stir and cook over medium heat until cheese is melted. Season to taste with salt.
  • Add drained pasta to the pan and mix well.


To make this dish spicy, add 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes.


Calories: 579kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pasta, thanksgiving leftovers

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114 thoughts on “Ham Tetrazzini”

    1. Gayle Davis

      Hi Cheri,
      I also hate peas. Whenever I do a recipe that requires peas, I substitute them with corn. I have not found a recipe that made it taste not very pleasant. That is how I am making this recipe, with corn instead of peas. Good Luck. I hope it works out for you.

  1. John McLean

    Made this last night with leftover ham from Christmas. The ham had a maple pecan glaze that was made in a slow cooker so flavor got all the way through it. I did have to add another 1/4 cup of milk to loosen the sauce up some.
    But it went over big, even with the granddaughters. Also used fettuccini instead of spaghetti.

  2. I haven’t made this yet, but the recipe looks to be full of salt/sodium! I cook for someone who has heart problems/high blood pressure, and who needs to maintain a “low salt diet.” Truthfully, no one needs to consume this much salt. I will have to make some substitutions and eliminate a few things to be able to serve.

    1. Sharon Farrell

      Ham is salty.. can’t do much about that. TruthfullY, If the person you cook for is supposed to be on a low salt diet. Maybe they shouldn’t be eating HAM.
      There’s a bazillion recipes on the internet. TruthfullY, maybe you should stop bashing ones you HAVENT EVEN MADE.
      MOVE ON…

      1. Sharon Farrell

        P. S. I forgot to add that I HAVE made this and it was great! I added roasted red peppers and a clove of garlic.
        My grandson doused it with Soy Sauce. Lol…. Said it needed “something”…

  3. Sooooo cheesy!
    Only change I made was using cream of bacon instead of chicken or mushroom and I excluded the mushrooms since I didn’t have any.
    Hubby loved it!

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