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Ham-Chicken Casserole

on April 30, 2014

The recipe for today is a great one to use up those Easter leftovers – ham, chicken, and asparagus!

This is another one from one of Grandma’s sisters.

Actually, it’s the sister standing next to her in this picture.

Mom, Lila, Grace Sigfred Swenson

Grandma is the little one standing next to the man.

We don’t know who this man is or why he’s brandishing the hammer.

Photographs were so formal back then, it’s fun to have this picture where it looks like they’re goofing around.

Although Grandma looks a bit scared – she’s holding on to her sister pretty tight!

It must have been spring time or at least a warm winter day because they don’t have coats.

I just love their little button up shoes and their hair bows.

So cute!

Ham-Chicken Casserole

Ham-Chicken Casserole 2

This is a very good recipe.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Ham-Chicken Casserole

1. Brown 1/4 cup chopped onion in 1/4 cup butter.

2. Add 1/4 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon thyme, and 1/8 teaspoon marjoram.

3. Gradually add 1 1/2 cup milk, stirring until thickened.

4. Slightly beat 2 egg yolks and add to mixture being careful to blend a little of the hot mixture into the egg yolks first, then add to mixture and cook for 3 minutes.

5. Add 2 cups combined ham and chicken (I added 1 cup of each) and about 1 cup cut cooked asparagus.

6. Pour into greased casserole and top with bread crumbs and parmesan (I used about 1 cup of each).

7. Bake at 350-375 degrees (I baked it at 375) for about 45 minutes.


This is the sauce before adding the eggs – it’s bubbly and thick.


It seems like a lot of topping before baking.


After baking it comes out crispy topped and bubbly.


Try this one and use up those Easter leftovers.

It’s so good and warm and comforting for this time of year.







One response to “Ham-Chicken Casserole

  1. uncle paul says:

    I can’t recall ever seeing that picture before ??

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