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Ham and Hash Brown Casserole

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Hash brown Casserole with Ham is full of cheese and a delicious creamy potato base.

Perfect for breakfast, you will love how many this easy-to-make casserole serves, and everyone will enjoy every bite in the morning!

ham and hash brown casserole recipe

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole with Ham

This hash brown casserole with ham makes a perfect breakfast!

Great to make on holiday mornings (or after a holiday with leftover ham pieces!), this breakfast casserole is simply a base of hash brown potatoes, creamy potato soup, and sour cream, with melty hot cheese and diced-up ham. Just YUM!!

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Ingredients

  • frozen hash browns 
  • ham
  • condensed cream of potato soup
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheddar cheese

Substituting Cream of Potato Soup

This recipe is really forgiving. While it will change up the flavor,  you can substitute cream of potato with cream of chicken or cream of cheddar soup in a pinch.

Where is the Ham?

Ham and Hashbrown casserole is great when you have leftover ham, but what if you don’t? No problem at all!

You can buy diced ham in the prepackaged meat area (by the turkey, etc.) that you can use for this casserole. You can also buy chunks of ham, typically in the meat departments, all pre-cooked.

Will the Hash Browns Crisp up?

No, the bottom base of hash browns acts as potatoes and is not the same as skillet-fried hash browns, which crisp up in oil.

How to make Ham & Hashbrown Casserole.

Preheat oven to 375 and grease a 2.5-quart casserole dish (typically a 13 x 9 pan) with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, add frozen hash browns, diced ham, soup, sour cream, and 1 cup of cheddar cheese.

add cheese to hash brown ham casserole recipe

Mix well to evenly coat everything in the bowl.

Pour hashbrowns into the prepared pan and spread evenly.

frozen hashbrowns with ham in a bowl ready to put in the oven

Top your potatoes with the remaining shredded cheese (because you can never have too much cheese)!

adding shredded cheddar cheese to hash browns for ham and hash brown casserole

Bake ham and hash brown casserole, uncovered, for 45-55 minutes or until the center is hot and the cheese is melted.

Serve immediately while still hot.

Serves 8

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Can you prep Ham and Hash brown Casserole the night before?

You can, but it’s best to fully defrost your hash browns to eliminate any extra water in the mixture. Drain any excess and then proceed in preparation as normal.

Keep the casserole dish covered and cold.

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One thing I really took advantage of this year was breakfast casseroles. They can be salty with lots of cheese or sweet (like my French Toast Casserole) and take no time at all to make.

But what I really love is filling hearty casseroles, and hash browns are SO good as a perfect base to keep you full all morning long!

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Ham and Hashbrown Casserole


Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole with Ham is a perfect breakfast casserole with lots of melted cheese, sour cream, and cream of potato base. Chunks of ham make a great breakfast protein – so filling and a great make ahead breakfast casserole with crispy topping!

Ingredients
 

  • 1 package frozen hash browns 16. oz
  • 1 cup ham diced
  • 1 can 10.75 oz. condensed cream of potato soup)
  • 1 container sour cream 8 oz.
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese + more for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 and grease a 2.5 quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add hash browns, diced ham, cream of potato soup, sour cream and 1 cup cheddar cheese.
  • Mix well to evenly coat.
  • Pour ham and hash browns into prepared pan and spread evenly.
  • Top casserole with remaining cheese.
  • Bake ham hash brown casserole, uncovered, for 45-55 minutes or until center is hot and cheese is melted.
  • Serve immediately while hot and bubbly.

Notes

Please see article about prepping this breakfast casserole ahead

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 23kcal | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 164mg

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16 Comments

  1. Hello, can I substitute cream of celery if I don’t have cream of potato? Let me know, thank you!

    1. Lisa, you can substitute cream soups 1 for 1 in this case, but it will change the flavor. The texture will be the same and it will cook however. As long as you enjoy cream of celery, it should be fine. I just have honestly never tried it.

  2. Hello. Can I freeze this recipe before baking it? Would like to have a casserole in the freezer on hand.

    1. I have actually never frozen this particular recipe before, but in general shouldnt have an issue. I would wait till ready to bake to add the cheese topping and you may need to extend cooking just a tad longer to account for the extra cold from the freezer.

      Trisha

  3. Daphne Hardee says:

    I used cheesy broccoli soup and it was good

  4. Pam Boswell says:

    Made this, cubed russet potatoes, Gouda cheese, really good !

  5. Can i add Scrambled eggs to it

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      I dont see why not!

  6. I used frozen potatoes O’Brian and cream of chicken, it turned out great.

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      Thanks for the suggestion 🙂

    2. Can I use Cream of Cheddar soup instead of Cream of Potato soup ?

    3. Trisha Haas says:

      Jane, I dont see why not. It will change the flavor but should act the same as far as texture.

  7. Renee Kovnesky says:

    I made this last year for my hubby when he went ice fishing. I put all the ingredients together and froze it. They thawed it out and cooked it up on a stove top and turned out great. I am making it again for them this year and I am going to use sausage instead of ham.

  8. So easy and delicious! I sautéed some mushrooms and sweet onions and added them to the mixture just because I had them, but it would’ve been great without. Very forgiving recipe as far as the amount of hash browns to add. Will make again!

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