Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole
Cheesy ham and potato casserole is the best no-fuss breakfast, brunch, or dinner! Easy to make ahead of time, it’s an easy way to transform leftovers into an irresistible dish everyone will enjoy.
In This Article
- Why You’ll Love This Ham and Potatoes Casserole
- Key Ingredients
- Pro-Tips for the Best Chessy Ham and Potato Casserole
- Make Ahead Options
- Serving Suggestions
- Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole Common Questions
- Also Try Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
- More to Cook and Eat
- Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole Recipe
- Did you make this?
Why You’ll Love This Ham and Potatoes Casserole
- It’s the best way to use up and repurpose leftovers in a brand new meal everyone will look forward to digging into.
- A crowd-pleasing dish, it’s great for potlucks, holiday breakfasts or brunches, and everything in between.
- You can mix and match your favorite add-ins to satisfy all your tastebuds.
- Easily prepared ahead of time, it’s a stress-free breakfast perfect for those mornings when you wake up late.
- Creamy and cheesy, it comes together with simple ingredients for an irresistibly tasty budget-friendly recipe.
Featuring classic breakfast ingredients, this potato and ham casserole is high-protein, loaded with flavor, and suitable to serve any time of day.
- Hash browns – Frozen plain hash browns make assembly a breeze with no cutting or shredding required.
- Ham – Cooked, diced ham is mixed in for extra protein and a smokey taste.
- Bell pepper – We love to include red bell pepper for extra color, texture, and nutrients.
- Condensed cream of potato soup – This is our secret to a rich, luscious filling that will have all your guests licking their plates.
- Sour cream – Whole sour cream helps thicken the filling and add a slightly tangy flavor that’s unbelievably delicious.
- Cheese – Plenty of cheese belongs here! Shredded sharp Cheddar and Parmesan cheese take this ham and potato casserole to the next level.
- Seasonings – Salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper help enhance the savoriness of the dish.
- Bacon – Everything tastes better with bacon! Crumbled on top, it adds a bit of crunch and salty goodness no one can resist.
Pro-Tips for the Best Chessy Ham and Potato Casserole
This ham and potatoes casserole is one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make, especially when you follow our best tips and tricks below!
- Cook the Ham. This casserole does not stay in the oven long enough for raw ham to cook completely. So, be sure to use leftover or pre-cooked ham.
- Seed the Pepper. Before you assemble the ingredients, slice your pepper in half, and remove the seeds before chopping it up and adding it to this potato and ham casserole. Otherwise, they’ll be floating throughout the entire dish!
- Stir Well. For the best results, combine your casserole filling in a large bowl, and stir until all the ingredients are well-incorporated and coated with soup and sour cream.
- Cover the Dish. We bake this ham and potato casserole uncovered in the oven. However, if the top begins to brown too quickly, cover it with foil, and return the dish to the oven until it is fully baked.
Make Ahead Options
We love to prepare this cheesy ham and potato casserole in advance. Then, all you have to do is pop it in the oven the next day. Follow the storage instructions below to keep it fresh.
Make Ahead: Prepare your casserole as the recipe card states. Then, cover it with aluminum foil, and store it in the fridge for up to 1 day. When you’re ready to eat, bake as normal, and add a few minutes as needed to fully melt the cheese.
Refrigerator: Once baked and fully cooled, this ham and potato casserole can be covered with foil or transferred to an airtight container and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Reheating: When you’re ready to eat, warm leftovers in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Or, place them back in the oven at 350°F until your desired temperature is reached.
One of the great things about this ham and potatoes casserole is that it can be served any time of day for a satisfying main course. If you’re preparing it for breakfast or brunch, it makes for an impressive spread when paired with fresh fruit, make-ahead french toast casserole, and muffin pan mini quiche.
Or, whip it up for dinner with healthy sides like kale brussel sprout salad and butter and garlic mushrooms.
Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole Common Questions
Any ham can be used for this recipe as long as it is cooked. Use leftover ham, pre-cooked ham, or make your own for this cheesy ham and potato casserole recipe.
Yes, if needed you can cut this recipe in half, but you’ll want to use a smaller baking dish if you do.
Any meat you like best can be used in this recipe. Just make sure it is fully cooked.
This is one of those dishes that’s best served fresh and hot out of the oven; that said, it does reheat very well. We would recommend making this dish no more than a couple of hours in advance.
Also Try Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
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- Sweet Potato Sausage Breakfast Casserole – Gluten-free, dairy-free, Whole30, and Paleo, this is our go-to option for feeding a crowd.
- Easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole – Savory and satisfying, all you need is 15 minutes and a handful of ingredients to make this casserole recipe.
- Farmer’s Breakfast Casserole – If you’re looking to make your mornings a breeze, this is the recipe for you!
Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole
- 32- oz hash brown potatoes, frozen, unseasoned
- 2 cups ham, cooked, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 21 oz condensed cream of potato soup, from 2 (10.5oz) cans
- 16 oz sour cream
- 2 cups sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 ½ cups Parmesan cheese, freshly shredded
- 6 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled
- In a large bowl, combine the frozen hash browns, ham, bell pepper, cream of potato soup, sour cream, Cheddar cheese, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Gently mix until thoroughly incorporated.
- Spread the mixture into a greased 9×13 baking dish.
- Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and crumbled bacon on top.
- If using right away: Preheat the oven to 375F and bake for 45 min to 1 hour or until the cheese is bubbly and golden on top.If not using right away: cover with foil and place in the fridge. When ready to use, remove the foil, and bake at 375F for 45 min to 1 hour.
- Real bacon bits can work in a pinch.
- Dish can be assembled the night before and baked the next morning.
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