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 Holydays

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 all 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.

How did we discover this recipe? Actually, 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 the 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
 
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Toss together this casserole in minutes, using up leftover ham.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8-10 servings
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.

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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