Ham and Potato Casserole

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This Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole is the perfect thing to use up that leftover ham. Creamy, cheesy, comforting and delicious. Plus so easy to throw together!

a white plate with cheesy ham and potato casserole

 

I don’t know about you, but I am always on the hunt for ways to use up leftover ham after the holidays. My family absolutely loves Baked Ham and will take any excuse to make it. So it means that I have leftover ham quite often. And as much as love Split Pea Soup, it is nice to change things up. And this casserole is definitely a win.

It is creamy, cheesy, hearty, delicious and great with leftover ham or you can even pick up a ham steak from the store to make it any night of the week!

ham and potato casserole ingredients

Why You’ll Love This Ham & Potato Casserole

  • Easy – after a big holiday mean, the last thing you want to do is spend a lot more time in the kitchen. Don’t worry this is easy to make, with a few subs and tips below you can make it with just about 5 minutes of work.
  • Versatile – Obviously this uses ham, but it is great with other leftover meats as well. Have leftover Roasted Turkey? Perfect, use that instead. Plus you can mix the the cheese, add different spices etc.
  • Comforting – who doesn’t love a creamy, cheesy, and hearty dinner. The leftovers are perfect for easy lunches as well.

What You’ll Need

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  • Potatoes – I like to use russet potatoes because they hold up well to baking
  • Diced Ham – use leftover cooked ham, or buy a ham steak or pre-diced ham from the store to use
  • Onion
  • Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Milk – any variety of milk will work, the more fat the richer and creamier the dish will be
  • Sour Cream
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Butter
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Cheddar Cheese
layering ham potatoes and onions in casserole dish

What Else Can I Add To This Casserole

You really can get creative and add whatever your family likes

  • Vegetables – Broccoli, bell peppers, peas…..get creative with what your family likes. But you can really add anything to bulk this up and make it a complete meal.
  • Protein – swap out different proteins or even add more to this. Adding bacon bits to the top is a delicious addition to this. Or use turkey, chicken, pulled pork etc. Anything goes when it is just potatoes and cheese.
  • Seasonings – want to pack a punch with flavor, a packet of Ranch Dressing Mix (or use homemade ranch dressing mix) is a great way to add more flavor. Or add chili powder or red pepper flakes if you want more flavor. You could even add finely chopped jalapeno with the onion for lots of flavor.
baked ham and potato casserole

How To Make Ham & Potato Casserole

  • Layer. In a 13×9 inch baking dish layer in your potatoes ham, and onions.
  • Mix. In a bowl whisk together soup, milk, sour cream, flour, butter, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  • Pour. Pour the soup mixture evenly over the potatoes, making sure that everything is covered. Top with 1 cup of the cheese.
  • Bake. Cover the dish with foil and bake for about 40 minutes. Remove the foil, top with the remaining cheese and bake for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted, it is hot and bubbly, and the potatoes are tender.
  • Cool. Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool for about 5 minutes, for it to set up slightly, before serving.
scooping out ham and potato casserole from baking dish

Recipe Tips & Suggestions

  • Potatoes. You can change up your potatoes and cut them into thin slices if you prefer. They will take about the same amount of time to cook. You could even use frozen hashbrowns if you wanted a shortcut.
  • Crispy Topping. Casseroles are always taken up a notch when you add a crispy topping. You could top with breadcrumbs, crushed crackers, or even crumbled bacon to get it the crispy texture.
  • Soup. Not a fan of canned soups? Not a problem, you can skip it in this recipe and it will still be creamy and delicious. I would add an extra 1/2 cup of sour cream to the mix to help give it that creamy texture.

What Goes With Ham Casserole

This really can be a meal all by itself, but if you want to round it out, here are a few of my favorites.

a plate with ham casserole

Storage

Store any leftover ham casserole in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. To reheat, you can use the microwave for an individual portion, or if you want to reheat a large amount you can put in the oven for about 20 minutes, until it is warmed through.

Freezing. This is a great casserole to freeze. Let it cool completely and then I like to transfer to freezer safe bags or smaller airtight containers. Place in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let it thaw in the fridge overnight and then reheat as desired.

More Leftover Ham Dinner Recipes

cropped close up ham and potato casserole
5 from 2 votes

Ham & Potato Casserole

By Erin
This Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole is the perfect thing to use up that leftover ham. Creamy, cheesy, comforting and delicious. Plus so easy to throw together!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups peeled and diced Russet potatoes
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 1 cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375º F. Spray a 13×9 inch baking dish with non-stick spray
  • Layer diced potatoes, ham and onions evenly in the bottom of the baking dish.
  • In a bowl whisk together soup, milk, sour cream, flour, melted butter, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Pour mixture evenly over the potatoes, making sure that everything is evenly covered.
  • Top with 1 cup of shredded cheese. Cover with foil
  • Bake for about 40 minutes
  • Remove the foil and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Return to the oven and bake for 5-10 more minutes, until the cheese is melted, it is hot and bubbly, and the potatoes are tender.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes, for it to set up a little before serving

Notes

Not a fan of canned soups? Not a problem, you can skip it in this recipe and it will still be creamy and delicious. I would add an extra 1/2 cup of sour cream to the mix to help give it that creamy texture.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 898mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 424
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4 Comments

  1. This is the perfect dinner for a busy weeknight. I love all that cheesy ham and potato goodness. My family is going to love it, too.

  2. 5 stars
    Made this tonight. Absolutely DELICIOUS. Did not change a thing. Will be one of our favorites for sure!!!