1. Cook egg noodles according to package directions; drain and return to pot.
2. Meanwhile, sauté ham in a lightly greased skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until crisp and fragrant. Set aside.
3. Add butter and remaining ingredients to noodles, stirring to blend. Divide mixture evenly among 6 serving dishes, and top with ham.
Health Note: Substituting light Ranch dressing for regular saves 7 grams of fat and 60 calories per serving.
MENU IDEA FOR 6 * Ranch Noodles with Ham * Steamed broccoli
GROCERIES NEEDED Check staples: butter, Ranch dressing, grated Parmesan cheese * 1 (12-oz.) package egg noodles * 1 cup diced lean ham * 1 (8-oz.) container reduced-fat sour cream * 1 1/2 lb. fresh broccoli