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Cheesy Hash Brown Ham Casserole

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Following the holidays we often find ourselves seeking out creative recipes to use up the leftovers. This cheesy hash brown ham casserole was a huge hit in our house! Loaded with hash browns, cheese, and ham bits, this hearty casserole is sure to impress even the pickiest of eaters.

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We’ve made this several times, sometimes just using leftover boiled or baked potatoes. If you’re using a baked potato, make sure it is chilled quite well before finely dicing it into squares. You’ll also need to reduce the baking time by about fifteen minutes if the potatoes are not frozen.

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How to Make Cheesy Hash Brown Ham Casserole

Finely dice the onions and bell peppers (if using). I used about half a cup worth of each, this isn’t exact, I was literally just using up a few leftover bits that were in the refrigerator so they wouldn’t go to waste.
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In a medium-sized bowl, combine the sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and garlic powder, mixing well to incorporate all ingredients. Add the bell peppers and diced Vidalia onion. You can use any type of onion that you like, red onion adds a bit of bite compared to a sweet onion such as vidalia.

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Then add the finely diced ham.

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Place half of the frozen potatoes in a greased 9 x 13-inch pan. Season with salt and pepper. Pour half of the melted butter over the frozen potatoes. Pour half of the ham mixture over the potatoes, top with half of the cheese.

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Add the remaining frozen potatoes, season with salt and pepper, drizzle the remaining butter over the potatoes, top with the remaining ham mixture, spreading it evenly, and top with the remaining cheese.

Bake in a 350°F oven for 50-55 minutes. This casserole can easily serve six, but it can also be halfed and baked in a 9×9-inch pan for a smaller family.

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Ham Casserole Variations

Here are a few variation ideas that we’ve enjoyed with this casserole, we welcome you to share your ideas in the comments below.

  • Add 1/2 – 3/4 c. chopped pickled jalapeno pepper slices, evenly layer or mix into the sauce mixture prior to layering
  • Add 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper to the sauce/ham mixture
  • Add 1 Tbs of honey dijon mustard to the sauce mixture & use Swiss cheese instead of cheddar
  • To the sauce mixture, add 2 Tbs of fresh chopped herbs  (herbs that go well with ham include: marjoram, mustard, oregano, sage, rosemary, thyme, garlic)

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Can I freeze Cheesy Hash Brown Ham Casserole

Yes, this casserole freezes quite well. Cover the casserole tightly and place it in a vacuum seal bag. If you don’t have access to a vacuum sealer, you can also make the casserole in a 9″x9″ foil baking pan, cover it tightly with foil, then slide it into a one-gallon Ziploc bag.

To prepare, place the covered, frozen casserole in a 350F (preheated oven) for about 1 hour, 15 minutes. Remove the foil during the last 20 minutes of cooking. No need to thaw first.

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Cheesy Hash Brown Ham Casserole

Budget101.com by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
Loaded with hash browns, cheese, and ham bits, this hearty casserole is sure to impress even the pickiest of eaters.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 541 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl combine the sour cream, and cream of chicken soup, and garlic powder, mixing well to incorporate all the ingredients.
  • Add the bell peppers, diced onion, and finely diced ham, mix well.
  • Place half of the frozen potatoes in a greased 9 x 13-inch pan. Season with salt and pepper. Pour half of the melted butter over the frozen potatoes.
  • Layer with half of the ham mixture over the potatoes, top with half of the cheese. Repeat the layers, ending with cheese.
  • Bake in 350°F oven for 50-55 minutes.

Notes

Variations:
Add 1/2 – 3/4 c. chopped pickled jalapeno pepper slices, evenly layer or mix into the sauce mixture prior to layering
Add 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper to the sauce/ham mixture
Add 1 Tbs of honey dijon mustard to the sauce mixture & use Swiss cheese instead of cheddar
To the sauce mixture, add 2 Tbs of fresh chopped herbs (herbs that go well with ham include: marjoram, mustard, oregano, sage, rosemary, thyme, garlic)
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 541kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 19gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 1040mgPotassium: 748mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1247IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 297mgIron: 2mgNet Carbs: 24g
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