Cheesy Potato and Ham Casserole

This ham casserole recipe was provided by Debbie McNair of Atascadero California. This casserole recipe is something she cooks up during the holidays with leftover ham. Debbie says the recipes is so easy to make and most anybody will enjoy the eats, even kids. That is unless your kids are picky eater or something, they will eat this casserole up.

Accompaniments that compliment this dish are fresh homemade salsa and buttermilk biscuits. Add a salad, and this also makes a good dinner or supper. The recipe as written will serve 4 people. If you need feed more people just double or triple the recipe ingredients.


Ham Casserole Recipe


6 fresh Eggs
2 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
1-1/2 cups cooked ham cubed
3 tablespoons whole milk
1 cup shredded cheese (we use cheddar/jack)
cooking spray

Cooking Procedures:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Choose a glass 8x8 (or so) Pyrex baking dish and spray it with the cooking spray. Set aside. 

2. In a medium mixing bowl, crack eggs and beat as if you were going to make scrambled eggs. Add the milk. Measure out the hash browns into a microwavable bowl. DEFROST in microwave for 3-5 minutes. Don't worry if they're not entirely defrosted. Put hash browns in egg mixture along with cooked ham. Stir everything very well.

3. Pour mixture into greased baking dish. Put tinfoil on the top. Now you have a choice. You can bake this in a water bath, or not. The sides will be a little crunchy if you put it in the oven as is. If you don't know, a water bath is where you bake your dish in a pan filled with water about half way. So get a 9x13 cake pan fill it about a quarter full of water and set your 8x8 pan full of egg dish in it.

4. Decide on your baking method choice and put in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. After the 40 minutes, take the tin foil off the top of the baking dish and sprinkle the entire casserole with cheese.

5. Return to oven uncovered for another 15-20 minutes. Test for doneness is when inserted butter knife comes out clean. Take the casserole out of the water bath if you used that method. Let the ham casserole set for about 3 minutes. Then you can cut this like a cake and it will serve up in squares. Salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Feedback

Apr 11, 2015
Reply (by: Jain) 
I liked this dish very much. I have tried this dish in my home and all my family members were happy after tasting such a delicious dish. I am a daily visitor of this website to find something special to eat. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Oct 18, 2010
Ham Casserole You were right My kids ate it (by: Kathy) 
This ham casserole dish was easy to make, and my kids wolfed it down. I will make this time and again. It was cheap, tasted great and the kids asked for seconds.

Jun 23, 2009
Will Try This Casserole Recipe (by: Jim Harvey)
I think this recipe sounds great !! I intend to try it as soon as I can. 

Nov 23, 2007
Low-Cost Family Meal (by: Anonymous) 
Everything you need for a complete family dinner is in one dish. This is really good and filling.

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