Schinkennudeln is an easy German recipe for ham and noodles. This version, which includes Swiss cheese and is baked in the oven until bubbly, is inspired by the one served at the Germany booth at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World.
Preheat the oven to 375ºF (190°C). Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
Boil the egg noodles in salted water until al dente. Drain, return noodles to the empty pot and set aside off the heat.
Meanwhile, in a medium skillet over medium-high heat melt the butter and add the chopped ham and onion. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onion has softened, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
To the pot of drained cooked egg noodles stir in the onion and ham, cream or milk, eggs, seasonings, and half the grated cheese. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish, cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven, top with the remaining grated cheese and return to the oven, uncovered, for another 15 minutes until melted and bubbly.
Allow the casserole to set and cool for about 10 to 15 minutes before cutting into it to serve.
You may substitute half the Swiss cheese with sharp white cheddar like they do at Walt Disney World when they serve schinkennudeln at the Germany booth at Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival.
Instead of the egg noodles you could also try elbow macaroni, rotini, fusilli, or gemelli pasta.
The ratio of cheese to noodles is a good balance (since the focus is really the ham and the noodles), but you can make this recipe even cheesier if you'd like by increasing the amount of cheese both mixed into the noodles and sprinkled on top.