Delicious Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole with Ham Recipe

Looking for an easy dish that everyone will love? This easy Hashbrown Casserole with Ham is the perfect answer. My family is in love with this one because we can easily prepare it. Moreover, it combines our two favorite ingredients: cheese and ham. So, since I discovered it, my children are over the moon and my husband even learned to make it by himself. That’s sincerely something new!

Therefore, if you need a dish for brunch or dinner, this recipe of cheesy hashbrown casserole with ham is sure to please everyone at your table. It’s easy to make and you can even put it together ahead of time. That’s a real forte for someone with a crazy schedule like me! And it’s also a great way to use up your leftover ham.

hashbrown casserole with ham recipe

Hashbrown Casserole with Ham and Cheese For Holidays

One of the best ways to stretch your grocery budget is to use sale items. Also, during the holidays is just the perfect time. So, around Easter, I usually find a dozen eggs for less than the change in the bottom of my purse. Not to mention, ham is never a fortune. In this way, this recipe became one of our favorites, being a friendly-budget one and such a delicious one too.

This Ham and Egg Casserole is one of our favorites and also a reader favorite. The cheezy taste makes everyone go insane and the simplicity of the preparation process makes me the happiest too. So, maybe it’s time to give it a try yourself!

Hashbrown Casserole with Ham

Preparing Hashbrown Casserole with Ham

It is almost a tradition that on holidays people cook too many festive dishes and a lot of food usually goes to waste. That’s such a tragic fact for all our work and also for the planet. So, why not recycle some of the leftovers? This recipe is exactly what you need when your family won’t touch the ham from the back of your fridge.

First of all, the most important advice from them is to consider freezing the leftovers. Also, try to cook dishes that can go in the freezer without losing too many nutrients and taste proprieties. In this way, you’ll be able to recycle them later on.

However, earlier this week, after looking through the freezer and finding ham that was leftover from Christmas, and a bag of hash browns, I just knew it was time to make them disappear. I have to admit that it’s wonderful not to have to go shopping every time I want to cook something. Having everything in hand is just bliss.

Hashbrown Casserole with Ham Is Inspired By Breakfast Pie with Hashbrown Crust

How did we discover this recipe? It was pretty simple. Inspired by our Breakfast Pie with Hashbrown Crust, we changed the bacon to ham. Moreover, instead of a crust, we simply tossed it together with hash browns, some cheese, and ham. Then, we thought about adding them to a 13×9 baking dish so the poured eggs and milk can make a special crust on top.

All in all, 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! Not to mention that you can also use bacon or sausage if that’s what you have in hand.

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Hashbrown Casserole with Ham

Toss together this casserole in minutes, using up leftover ham.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 810 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 bag (32 oz) Shredded Hashbrowns, thawed
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups ham, chopped
  • 2 1/4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated, divided (save 1/4 cup of topping)
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 13×9 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 1/4 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.
  • Author: PocketChangeGourmet.com
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Breakfast

Frequently Asked Questions Hashbrown Casserole

Is Hashbrown Casserole Healthy?

Hashbrown casseroles can be healthy if you don’t add too many extra fats to them. That is because the dish is filled with many nutrients and vitamins that will keep you full and healthy.

How Much Fiber Is In A Homemade Hashbrown Casserole?

The fiber content in a homemade hashbrown casserole will fulfill 4% of your daily fiber needs. That is because you can expect the casserole to have only one gram of fiber. Of course, it also depends on the ingredients you add.

Does The Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole Have Eggs?

Yes, there are eggs in the Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole. It contains eggs, cheese, tomatoes, bacon, onions, and much more. The dish is hearty and will keep you full for a long time.

Can You Freeze A Hashbrown Casserole With Sour Cream?

Yes, you can freeze a hashbrown casserole that contains sour cream. The cream will not go bad and taste fresh when you reheat it. Be sure to cover it and then store it so that the casserole’s quality can remain intact.

Can You Freeze Uncooked Hashbrown Casserole?

You can make the hashbrown casserole ahead of time and freeze it. After that, you can take out the casserole whenever you like and begin baking it in no time. You can use a foil or airtight container to cover the casserole when freezing.

What Can You Use To Make Hashbrown Casseroles?

The sky is the limit when it comes to making hashbrown casseroles. You can use ingredients such as cornflakes, cheese, sour cream, and much more to create the hashbrown casserole.

What Is The Origin Of Hashbrown Casserole?

The hashbrown casserole originated in America. It began in the Midwest and made its way across the country. It was a great way for people to share meals and create something easy for the family.

Can You Add Different Protein Options To The Hashbrown Casserole?

You can create the hashbrown casserole in any protein option that you like. This includes eggs, meat, ham, chicken, turkey, and anything else. You can even add sausages and create a breakfast hashbrown casserole for your entire family.

Can You Buy Frozen Hashbrown Casserole?

Yes, there are many brands that sell frozen hashbrown casserole that you can purchase. You can visit the nearest store in your region and check the selection that they have to offer. Be sure to follow instructions for the best outcome.

How Do I Reheat Frozen Hashbrown Casserole?

You can reheat the hashbrown casserole by covering the pan with some foil and placing it in an oven of 325 degrees Fahrenheit. After that, be sure to bake it for fifteen to twenty minutes until it is completely heated again.

How Long Can I Freeze The Hashbrown Casserole?

You can also freeze your hashbrown casserole to make it last longer. As a rule of thumb, the frozen hashbrown casserole will last between two and three months in the freezer. Be sure to allow the casserole to cool at room temperature before you freeze it.

Why Is My Hashbrown Casserole Soggy?

If your hashbrown casserole is soggy, then it probably contains excess moisture. You have to drain the thawed hashbrowns of any moisture before you can use them for the casserole. We recommend that you dry them well to avoid this issue.

How Long Can I Store Hashbrown Casserole In The Fridge?

After storing the leftover hashbrown casserole in the fridge, you can ensure that the storage method is airtight. If that is the case, then the casserole will last for three days.

Can I Have Hashbrown Casserole For Breakfast?

Yes, you can have a hashbrown casserole for breakfast if you like. If you want to create a breakfast version of this dish, you can also add eggs if you like. There are endless variations you can make to suit your taste and when you would prefer to eat it.

Can I Use Fresh Potatoes Instead Of Frozen For The Hashbrown Casserole?

Yes, you can use fresh potatoes when creating a hashbrown casserole at home. However, you will have to shred the potatoes and turn them into hashbrowns before you can use them in the dish. Doing this will increase the time and effort you need to put in when creating the dish.

How Do You Know When A Hashbrown Casserole Is Done?

You will know that a hashbrown casserole is done when the edges are crisp, and it is brown from the top. This process will take at least forty-five minutes once you put the dish in the oven for baking. You can also put a knife, and if it comes out clean, then it means the casserole is done.

Should I Thaw Hashbrowns For Casserole?

Yes, we recommend that you thaw the hashbrowns before you proceed to cook them in the casserole. If you cook them frozen, then the heat will spread unevenly, and they might be cooked from the outside while being frozen from the inside.

How Long Will It Take To Cook This Hashbrown Casserole Dish?

It will take you an hour to cook this hashbrown casserole dish. Even if you are having a busy day, you can easily cook this dish without any issues. You can also create it, refrigerate it, and then use the dish throughout the day.

How Many Carbohydrates Are In A Serving Of Hashbrown Casserole?

The carbohydrate content depends on the type of hashbrown casserole you make at home. However, you can expect to have anywhere between 24 and 30 grams of carbohydrates in one serving. Homemade hashbrown casseroles will be healthier with a lower-carb serving.

Happy Holidays!

Finally, we wish you wonderful and also delicious holidays with all your loved ones! Keep in mind to ask all your further questions in the comments section. We are here for you! Also, don’t hesitate to share your tasty experiences with us.

Comments

  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.

  15. This took longer than 60 minutes to cook. At 60 minutes the test knife came out fully wet. The eggs hadn’t cook through and to hash browns were mushy. I would suggest either a higher oven temperature, perhaps 400*, or at least 75 minutes cooking at 350*. that should give the casserole a nice toasty look and be fully cooked.

  16. Excellent recipe! I made this Christmas morning and it was a huge hit! Added sautéed onions and bell peppers! DELISH!






  17. I was wondering instead if milk could you use heavy whipping cream?

    • Hi Ken,
      You could use the heavy whipping cream as a substituent but keep in mind that the result will be a bit more …heavy 🙂 it will be more dense

  18. Has anyone used bacon instead of ham? If so, approximately how much bacon.

  19. Can this be made in a crock pot?

    • Hi, Christine
      For sure you can try to make it in a crockpot! Make sure to let us know how it went afterward! We`d be very happy to hear back from you.

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