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If you are looking for a way to use up those Christmas ham leftovers – I have the perfect, delicious recipe! This cheesy ham and potato recipe is easy and filling. It is a great comfort food for those days after Christmas when you just want a simple meal.
I know how it is to host a crowd for the holidays – after the big Christmas rush, you just want to kick back and relax, but then – you still need to make meals! With this casserole, you can use up the leftover ham, add a bag of frozen hash browns, and a few other items and there ya go! Just pop it in the oven and you have a hearty, yet simple meal.
Tips for Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole
- You can use any kind of frozen potatoes, with peppers and onion, plain, shredded, cubed, etc.
- I live at a high altitude, where food takes longer to cook. You may not need to bake it as long as I did. Just start watching it at 40 minutes.
- You can use less cheese if you want, or a different type.
- Salt is optional. If your ham is really salty, you may not need as much, if any.
- It will be pretty runny when you get it out of the oven. Let it set a few minutes before serving.
- If you don’t want to use cream of chicken soup, you can use homemade white sauce.
How to prepare the casserole
Dice up some bell peppers (I used those mini ones, because that’s what I had in the fridge!), and dice a half of an onion.
I loved using my sharp paring knife from Southern Kitchen! It made the dicing super easy. And it has a smooth handle – no sharp edge between handle and blade. That is my pet peeve with paring knives! ALL my paring knives have it. But not this knife! This has become my go-to paring knife, because it has a smooth handle-to-blade transition. (yes, I am picky about my knives!)
I used some turkey ham for this recipe, but I will probably make it again after Christmas, using my leftover ham. This recipe makes a great potluck dish, also. Just put it in a slow cooker for 4 hours on high.
Slice up some ham – leftover ham works great – cut the slices in strips, then cut the strips into squares.
I have been using these Cangshan series knives for a while, now, and they are amazing. Their weight is balanced perfectly, so it is a pleasure to use them.
You know how some knives are just nicer to use? You reach for that knife over and over? Well, I have been reaching for these knives first. They just fit nice in my hand, which makes them fun to use. Plus, they are sharp! They sliced smoothly through the ham, no sawing needed.
Place the potatoes in a bowl, add all the remaining ingredients, and stir well. I just use frozen potatoes, but you can dice leftover baked potatoes, too.
Spread mixture in a greased 9×13 or similar size baking dish. Bake for 40-50 minutes. (60-70 minutes if you live above 5,000 ft elevation) I like to add a small handful of cheese to the top for the last 5 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
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The knives I used for this recipe are the Cangshan TC Series 3-Piece Starter Knife Set + Wood Sheaths. They are sleek, modern, and oh, so sharp! I chose the 8 inch chef’s knife for dicing the ham, and the 3.5 inch paring knife for the peppers. There is also a 5 inch serrated utility knife included in the set. I like to use it for tomatoes and more.
The knives come with beautiful wooden sheaths that protect the blades. The sheaths are magnetic, so the knives stick to them, plus, you can stick them on the fridge or your magnetic knife strip for storage. I was excited when I saw that the sheaths were magnetic, just ask my husband, haha!
I really enjoy using these knives, they make meal prep fun!
Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole
- 1 bag frozen hash browns 21 oz
- 2 cups diced ham
- 1/4 cup diced bell peppers optional
- 1/2 onion diced (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 can milk
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese opt: plus 1/2 cup for topping
- 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper optional
- Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl, mix well.
- Spread in a 9x13 baking pan.
- Bake at 375 for 40-60 minutes. Start checking at 40 minutes.
- Sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded cheese during last 5 minutes. (optional)
- Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
This is the closest dish I’ve found to a casserole my grandma used to make. Thanks!