Hashbrown Casserole with Ham

This easy to make Hashbrown Casserole with Ham can be made ahead, served for brunch, or even for dinner like we did. It takes minutes to put together and it’s a great recipe to use up leftover ham. 

Perfect for brunch or dinner! Whip up this Hashbrown Casserole in minutes! Add leftover Ham, or even Sausage or Bacon! Make Ahead Recipe! Pin to your Recipe Board!

One of the best ways to stretch your grocery budget is to use sale items, and during the holidays is a great time. Typically around the Easter holiday you can find a dozen eggs for less than $1, and Ham is also very reasonable, usually under $1 per pound. The recipes that you can make using leftover ham are endless.

This Ham and Egg Casserole is one of our favorites and also a reader favorite, and this Ham and Broccoli Quiche goes together in minutes by using a store bought crust.

Inspired by our Breakfast Pie with Hashbrown Crust, we changed the bacon to ham, and instead of a crust, we simply tossed together the hash browns, cheese and ham added them to a 13×9 baking dish and poured the eggs and milk over top.

Hashbrown Casserole with Ham

Earlier this week, we had breakfast for dinner on the menu, but after looking through the freezer and finding ham that was still leftover from Christmas, and a bag of hash browns, we changed the menu and decided to use what we had on hand. To make dinner quick and easy, we decided to just toss together the ingredients and see how it would turn out.

The result – the Hashbrown Casserole with Ham. And we all loved it! Even my picky eaters went back for seconds. I say that’s a win – win! You can also use bacon or sausage if you rather.

During the holidays when there is big dinner planned, I always plan an easy breakfast that can be made ahead of time. My extra time in the kitchen is limited, so any recipe that I can prepared ahead is an extra bonus. If you are planning an Easter brunch, make your life easier by mixing up the recipes ahead of time.

You may also like serving this Make Ahead Coffee Cake.

Make Ahead Coffee Cake - easy to make, packed with flavor and perfect for brunch! Mix up this coffee cake, wrap it, put it in the fridge over night and have it ready to bake the next morning! Pin to your Recipe Board!

and this Honey Lime Fruit Salad to add to your holiday brunch menu.

Honey Lime Fruit Salad - Filled with lots of variety of fresh fruit – watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, and more with a fresh lime and honey dressing and sprinkled with almonds, it’s sure to be a hit at your house too!

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Hashbrown Casserole with Ham
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Toss together this casserole in minutes, using up leftover ham.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8-10 servings
  • 1 bag (32 oz) Shredded Hashbrowns, thawed
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups ham, chopped
  • 2¼ cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated, divided (save ¼ cup of topping)
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 13x9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray
  2. In a very large bowl, combine hashbrowns, butter, salt and pepper
  3. Add ham and cheese and stir until well combined
  4. Spread mixture into baking dish evenly. There pan will be very full, don't worry the eggs will be absorbed into the mixture.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the eggs and milk
  6. Pour evenly over hashbrown mixture
  7. Top with ¼ cup cheese
  8. Baking at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cover dish with foil and continue cooking for about 15 minutes more or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Make Ahead
  1. Mix casserole following instructions. Cover in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator over night. Remove 30 minutes before baking. Bake following instructions.

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  1. I had to much mixture left over, could I freeze the rest for later.

  2. I am always looking for breakfast ideas! Thanks!!

  3. OhioWolverine says

    This is SO very good! Thank you for this! No “cream of something” soup and no sour cream! Those are fine but sometimes simplicity tastes better. You truly taste the potatoes and ham in this dish, not just the “stuff” holding it together. KEEPER!!!

  4. Great way to use up leftover ham from Easter! Thank you for sharing at The Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! A definite PIN!

  5. Momz the bomb says

    My family likes spicier dishes. When the melted butter was in the mixing dish, I added dried onion, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and Cajun spice then added hash browns. I then followed bother rest of the recipe exactly. It was good and my kids want it again.

  6. Katherine says

    Made this last night and cooked it up this morning for a baby shower. It was a big hit! I didn’t have quite 3 cups of ham, but just threw in what I had. I also added some chopped onions. Delicious! Thanks for posting!

  7. Love this recipe. I’ve modified it with breakfast meat. I divide the recipe in two and make one with sausage and bacon for my husband and then one with fake sausage for me (I’m vegetarian). Tastes great and I love the leftovers.

  8. Sandra Morgan says

    Made this for dinner tonight and it was fantastic! Even my picky eater husband loved it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  9. Debby Thomas says

    This was an and very tasty recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I question the instructions to bake it for 45 min then cover it with foil? By then the pan is extremely hot and you have an excellent recipe for serious burn.

  11. Do I freeze it before or after I bake it?

  12. Can you make two and freeze one for a later date?

  13. Do the hashbrowns have to be shredded?

  14. Alison Berdan says

    I See you said we can freeze it. Do we bake it first then freeze it. Or just freeze after prepared? Then what do we cook it for? Thanks.

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