Leftover Ham -n- Potato Casserole
This easy, cheesy ham and potato casserole uses up leftover Christmas or Easter ham! It's perfect for a post-holiday breakfast or an easy weeknight dinner. My family looks forward to this classic combination.
This easy, cheesy ham and potato casserole uses up leftover Christmas or Easter ham! It's perfect for a post-holiday breakfast or an easy weeknight dinner. My family looks forward to this classic combination.
Made this with Easter ham from a week ago. - Oh what to do with all that left over ham. Made this and was skeptical. My family loved it - and they are very finikey. Yum! Clean plates - everyone loved it! Thank you. Didn't change a thing!Read More
I thought this dish was OK, but nothing special. I pretty much made it exactly as written, except that I bought "new" ham instead of using leftovers, and I shredded my own Cheddar from a large block. I should note that a 1.5-quart baking dish would not have sufficed for me. I only had a 2.5-quart dish, and it was nearly filled. (I think that maybe my "small" potatoes were larger than they should have been.) I thought the cheese sauce was nice, and I ate it all over several days, but it just wasn't exciting, sorry.Read More
Made this with Easter ham from a week ago. - Oh what to do with all that left over ham. Made this and was skeptical. My family loved it - and they are very finikey. Yum! Clean plates - everyone loved it! Thank you. Didn't change a thing!
This was a very tasty and hearty meal!! I was looking for a recipe to use for leftover ham and this one is a keeper! It's quick and easy and my fiance loved it. The only thing I changed was that I added about 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper and some green beans. Thanks for the recipe! *Update* I had this next day and added salt to it and it was PERFECT! I thought the ham would be salty enough and didn't want to oversalt it...I was wrong. Add extra salt!
Ultimate decadent comfort food! Too bad I only have leftover ham about twice/year! This recipe is basically the same as my au gratin potato recipe with the exception of adding the ham and cubing instead of slicing the potatoes. Also used a combo of sharp and extra-sharp cheddar cheese. Thanks for sharing!
Yum! Very tasty. I changed things up a little based on another au gratin potato recipe I've made before. Used 4 T of flour and 2 C of milk to make a little more sauce. Used 2 C of shredded cheese and added salt, pepper, nutmeg, cayenne, and mustard to the sauce. Didn't feel like cooking anything ahead of time so layered the potatoes, onion, and ham raw in the pan and poured the sauce over it. Covered with foil and baked at 375 for 90 minutes. Excellent! Worth all the peeling and chopping.
This was really good. I didn't boil the potatoes, I just cubed them and fried them in a skillet with some oil, diced onions, diced peppers, some garlic and a splash or two of chicken broth. Of course, I added salt and pepper to taste. Once the potatoes started to soften I mixed in the cubed ham. When it was done I put it in the casserole dish and topped it with the cheese sauce and breadcrumbs and popped it in the oven. The only thing I would do differently next time is omit the breadcrumbs. I didn't feel like they added anything to the dish and, in the 25 minutes the dish was in the oven, they didn't really brown. So, it was like I just had raw breadcrumbs on top soaking up the cheese sauce. Other than that I will surely be making this again. It was a great use for leftover ham and very yummy!
We tried this last night and I wish I had taken a photo to post bc it looked great. Slight changes just to speed it up. We used 2 cans of canned diced potatoes and a can of peas. It was delicious and very easy. Great way to use leftover ham. Worth a try. Thanks for posting!
I made this with leftover ham and veges from thanksgiving dinner. My husband is an avid casserole hater and he went back for seconds. He said he really liked this! I added some celery, carrots, red and green peppers that were left over from our relish tray. I boiled the celery and carrots with the potato and sautéed the peppers with the onion. A very tasty one dish meal! All I had for bread crumbs were Italian panko crumbs, but they added a nice flavor. Enough left over for lunch tomorrow. I will make this again.
This recipe was great and utilized a few things that would have gone bad if I didn't use them soon (namely ham and potatoes). The only thing I did differently was add a bit more flavor for fear of my toddler not liking it. She definitely loves her spices. I added a bit of garlic powder and chili powder to the ham and onions as they were cooking. And I sprinkled on crushed rosemary before the bread crumbs. My whole house smells like rosemary potatoes (YUM!) and the taste is phenomenal. Definitely making this one again.
I made this recipe with adding crushed red pepper as the only tweak. I found that 1/4 cup bread crumbs were quite generous. I added a picture.
This recipe was comfort food personified. I used frozen chunky hash browns and added a bit of yellow mustard for flavor. Otherwise, I did it exactly as directed. The sauce cooked up smooth and creamy. This one goes into my recipe book.
omg! this was soooooo good!
Awesome recipe! I substituted Campbell's Cheddar Cheese soup for the sauce and it was so incredibly good!
This is very similar to another recipe I use, so I changed up the method a little bit. No need to pre-cook the potatoes; simply cook the entire casserole for an hour, covered tightly with foil, then uncover and bake for an additional ten minutes. I sliced the potatoes and layered them with the ham in the greased casserole dish (next time I will layer in some frozen peas for some color), then I poured the sauce with the sauteed onions over the potatoes and ham, taking care to make sure that everything was coated with the sauce so that it would cook through. The breadcrumbs were a nice touch - I used Panko. There were NO leftovers!
I had some ham leftover from Thanksgiving and I made this for dinner tonight. It was very good. Even my husband had seconds on this. I will be making this again when I have lefto over ham.
Super Yum, definitely a keeper & going into regular rotation! This is a great standard recipe that is simple to prepare, versatile, and frugal. I used red potatoes and left the skin on, I grated a block of swiss I had instead of cheddar, and I incorporated some baby carrots I had by slicing them into coins and parboiling them at the same time as the potatoes. Otherwise, I prepared as written. My whole family cleared their plates and I got a third meal out of a 10 pound ham (traditional ham dinner, this casserole, and froze the ham bone with remaining ham for a pea soup next week). This is a very tasty meal that will stretch my food budget a little farther, thanks for sharing!
A little less potato in this recipe but otherwise very good.
Instead of using leftover ham, I purchased a 1 lb package of pre-diced ham. It worked great. I used boiled redskin potatoes and they were very moist and tender. This is yummy comfort food! But if you are afraid it will be too bland, add onion powder, garlic, or a sprinkle of dried mustard, cayenne pepper, or chipotle powder, or a few drops of hot pepper sauce.
Hearty and quite tasty. A hit with the family. A few to many potatoes for me. I may add carrots and decrease the potato next time.
Very good, just needs salt.
I doubled the recipe as I always do (still not enough LOL) and it was fantastic. Per our taste I sautéed 2 cloves of fresh garlic and 1 stalk of celery with 2 small red onion and added oregano, basil, rosemary, thyme, crushed red pepper flakes to the veggie mix and added about 1 Tbs of dry mustard and a few shakes of red pepper sauce to the cheese mixture (8 oz of sharp cheddar and 8 oz of cheddar jack). I added just a dust of italian bread crumbs on top which really doesn't add much (personal taste). I did peel/cube my russet potatoes and parboiled them prior to baking @ 350ºF which took approx 40min (doubled recipe). My family LOVED it so thank you for the base recipe! We really enjoyed this one!!! I will definitely make again & again! Bon Appétit
Wow! This was incredible! I used leftover mashed potatoes from Christmas. I had a houseful of testosterone men with hearty appetites and this filled the bill. I did add garlic and some season salt to the bottom mixture. Will definitely make again!
Fabulous recipe to use up leftover ham! Son had two helpings and grandson and his friend proclaimed it awesome! Quick and easy recipe that's definitely a keeper!
So good that a serving was taken out before I could take the picture. :) Very good, easy recipe. I topped mine off with some shredded cheese before adding the breadcrumbs. Would definitely make this again.
Best We've had so far! I have been looking for a recipe that tastes similar to the Marie Callender's Family size Scalloped Potatoes with Ham, this is it! I added in some personal taste like onion salt instead of regular salt, and we didn't have any breadcrumbs, but everything else was verbatim. Big hit with the whole family, including 7 yr. old twins with different tastes in food. Thank you for a keeper of a recipe.
This recipe is easy and delicious! My family all loved it. It took me a little longer than the time stated, but I grated the cheese myself and probably cleaned up after each step. I may use less onion and add celery the next time.
excellent! This is going to be on my meal rotation in the future!
I thought this dish was OK, but nothing special. I pretty much made it exactly as written, except that I bought "new" ham instead of using leftovers, and I shredded my own Cheddar from a large block. I should note that a 1.5-quart baking dish would not have sufficed for me. I only had a 2.5-quart dish, and it was nearly filled. (I think that maybe my "small" potatoes were larger than they should have been.) I thought the cheese sauce was nice, and I ate it all over several days, but it just wasn't exciting, sorry.
I was looking for a simple ham & potato bake that wasn't complicated or too fatty. This worked out well. I used half the butter, a little less cheese, and chives instead of onions. It turned out to be delicious! We made steamed green beans & carrots on the side to make a full meal.
Our family thought this was awesome... Instead of doing the milk and flour we used cream of mushroom soup and 1/4 cup milk... ( we didn't have the amt of milk needed so we improvised) excellent!!!
This was delicious - I normally don't give 5 stars if I change the recipe, but all I did differently was I boiled the potatoes in chicken broth and then added some garlic powder and a tsp. of Dijon to the white sauce. It would be easy to add other veggies or use chicken or change it up a bit with different spices, etc. Good basic recipe.
This is a hit. This is one of those great recipes that you can tweak according to your families tastes! I don't wait for left overs, I buy a ham slice (thick cut) and cube. I follow the recipe until I get to the bread crumbs part, as the first time I made this, the bread crumbs didn't get crunchy. So instead I added saltine crackers that I crumbled in my hands, over the top of it all, then added dollops of butter over the crushed crackers and baked accordingly. WOW, what a great buttery, crunchy addition this made. Necessary, no...but yummy, YES! P.S. This time I used a certain brand of packet cheese that is called Triple Cheddar and contains Vermont White Cheddar, Sharp Cheddar and Cream Cheese. Very creamy.
Update 4/15- so I Mae this recipe again to the book. Lot Less cheese and it still was phenominal. The real key is getting the butter, flour, milk mixture correct. Low and slow and season with salt/pepper as it’s cooking. Much like any other cooking try tasting your creation while it’s cooking with a few puffs on a spoon. This recipe is legit and my wife who hates ham cleared that in about 2 minutes. Old review - I made this recipe with a half ham I thawed out the night before and it was fantastic. Three things about this casserole i would do for sure. 1) put the 3 TB of flour into the onions and add milk only until its a thick peanut butter consistency. some of these pictures the sauce looks way to watery 2) Use a huge white onion 3) I used red small potatoes and about 8 of them. I also threw in some red pepper flakes which helped liven it up a bit but didnt need it
Made this tonight. It was okay, but we like jazzed up food! So, here are changes I made: 1. For bread crumb topping I used a slice of buttered toast crumbled. 2. I added green onions to top after baking, then also added melted cheddar to very top. I am thinking crumbled bacon on the very top would also be good.
This was very yummy. Very rich & creamy... not for the calorie-conscious! I added a few good shakes of garlic powder to the sauce and it really made a good difference to the taste. Otherwise I think it might've been a little bland. I cut the amount of cheddar cheese in half but topped the dish with a few slices of pepper jack cheese I had to use up before topping with the bread crumbs. This would probably be good with mushrooms in it. To those of you who found the sauce too runny, be sure to bring it to a boil before adding in the cheese. This thickens it. Thanks for the recipe!
Great use of ham leftovers! Everyone loved it. The only complaint was that there wasn't enough ham in it. I would double the amount next time.
This was awesome. Very cheesy, especially when made with sharp cheddar. As other suggested, I added some chopped celery, red pepper and carrots, plus some frozen peas to make it a full meal. Next time I will add more potato, though. Agree with another reviewer's wife with that. LOL Made this with the leftover ham from Christmas that I had frozen.
this was very good. i sprinkled a little rosemary in the white sauce, along with the ham and onions....just a little bit. also added a little onion and garlic powders to the sauce. my DS went back for seconds, and that barely ever happens! thanks for the post SweetT!
I made some minor adjustments to the recipe but I think that's the fun of cooking. I used slightly larger potatoes so I doubled the onion and cheese sauce. Next time I will use smaller potatoes and still double the sauce because we like cheese in this family. I also used a generous amount of garlic because you can never have too much garlic. I also added extra cheese in top because, like I said, this family loves cheese. :-)
This was so yummy!! Very simple but extremely tasty! Both my husband and son liked it. I used golden potatoes, which I think made a better choice than regular Russets. I also used half-and-half instead of the milk. It's what was on hand and it worked great! I have made this twice in the past few months and will continue to make it - it's definitely a keeper!
Very good. I used frozen diced potatoes and it was quick and easy.
I liked this dish but there was not enough cheese in it for my family, so I added sharp, shredded cheddar cheese to the sauce and sprinkled cheese on top. Now my family loves this recipe
Awesome flavor and great way to reuse leftovers. Nothing like an original ham dinner.
Added broccoli and used New York sharp cheddar and regular cheddar. Great for using up leftover ham. Also used crumbled ritz crackers on top. Will make again.
This was so amazingly delicious, I didn't want to stop eating. It was a huge hit with my 10 year old as well!
Very good!! Next time though I'd use more ham (maybe 3 cups). I also used a Tex mex mix of shredded cheese. This gave it more flavour I think. I also would use less bread crumbs on top. Some of it was still dry. Over all, a great way to use up leftover ham.
I made this exactly as written. Turned out burnt and could only eat from the middle. So I would diffidently not cook it for as long as stated in the recipe. What wasn't burnt was okay but I will not make it again.
This is very good as published. The second time I made it, I added one teaspoon of dry mustard with the flour (in the white sauce), and half of a large bell pepper, cubed, with the ham and onions, sauteing until soft. I used corn flake crumbs the second time. I'll make this again.
My husband loved this! Used leftover spiral ham from Christmas (the still-meaty bone is going in the soup pot). I didn't have cheddar cheese, so I used a low-fat mozzarella and though probably more subtle than cheddar, it worked well. I also added a can of peas and used panko bread crumbs on top. (To be honest, I burned the top a little putting it under the broiler to brown the bread crumbs, but it just added to the flavor!)
The flavor was just OK. I will admit that I had to use pasta because I didn't have enough potatoes on hand. Still I felt that the overall flavor was just OK.
Hard to go wrong with this one. Ham, potatoes, and cheese sauce, yum. I added broccoli cause I felt like it, it was also good. We almost ate the entire thing, which can't possibly be healthy, but we couldn't stop ourselves. Good use for a leftover spiral ham. Thanks for sharing, we'll definitely have this again.
I made a ham for just so I could make this after! My picky ones love it as much my hubby, Who had 3 helpings. I made as written the first time and it was great. Thus time I used crushed corn flakes on top which gave a slightly salty/sweet combo. I'll keep the corn flakes next time. Love everything about this recipe.
OMG!!! I tried this recipe for the first time and my family LOVED!! it. And went back for seconds!! and it's kid friendly :) the cheese was nice and gooey and the bread crumbs gave a nice cripy on top this one is a keeper!!
This was very good! I followed the recipe exactly except I put a clove of minced garlic in with the onions and had some asparagus I added on top of the ham/potato mixture. Will make this again for sure!
This is a post holiday leftovers lifesaver!!! I add any leftover veggies as well!! I make this after every ham dinner. The family loves it!
Had all the appropriate leftovers, but the cheese. I used pepper jack! Woohoo! I added 2T minced garlic to the onion & ham mixture. I also added fresh parsley to the potatoes. So, so, so, so good!!
This was fairly quick & easy. Only difference I had to make was using panko (did not have bread crumbs on hand) and panko is always great. Since the recipe is basic, you're going to get basic (which I don't mind with leftovers). It tastes like potatoes, cheddar cheese, and ham...which is a half step below a loaded bake potato. We're going to go all the way next time and top with chives, sour cream, and bacon after it's done baking. Might even leave the potato skins on next time for that full baked potato flavor (and maybe coat the pan with a bit more butter). Will make again and find other ways to doctor it up however even as is, it's a decent & simple recipe.
This was an ok dish I guess. When you first get it out of the oven and the cheese is creamy, it's ok, but when it starts to cool the cheese starts getting thick and it's not as good. I wouldn't make this again.
pretty good! perfect for our leftover ham from easter. kids loved that it had a cheese sauce :)
I have made this recipe several times. We Love It!! The only change I made was using Onion Powder instead of Onions (we have an Onion hater in the house:) This is definitely a keeper!
This is the best recipe that I've made in the last year and the left overs were so good for lunch. I used 2% velveeta for the cheese but otherwise followed the directions. Such perfect comfort food and I'll be making this again soon. Doesn't get much better than this!!
First time we made this the cheesy topping was too thick and the casserole contents were dry. Taste was still good and we put leftovers in tortillas with sour cream and hot sauce for breakfast burritos. The second time I made this with more cheese and more milk. ( I used mozzarella and Monterey Jack this time... My boyfriend doesn't like cheddar, but these two cheeses are a bit creamier than cheddar anyway.)
Comfort food for sure...too bland for my family's taste. Perhaps a shot or two of Tabasco would help.
This casserole took me about an hour to prepare, but it was worth it. I knew this was going to be a winner with my midwestern born husband and I was right. He said he was almost ready to faint with pleasure. Ha-ha! The only change I made was to cut up a piece of toast into 1/4 inch cubes as a topping instead of using canned bread crumbs. I wish it would have had a specific amount of salt to add, because I had to keep sprinkling in more, and I have no idea how much I ended up adding. Thank you so much for posting this recipe!!!
Made several changes that made this AWESOME!!! Used 1 can "Chedder Cheese Soup" & One can "Creamy Chicken-Mushroon Soup"...also added One can of Button Mushrooms (drained)omitted flour mixture! Also topped with Velveta Cheese...This is a good base recipe to put your own twist on!:)
Really good. Added a 4oz can of Hatch Green Chiles (hot) and it was wonderful.
Family favorite!! Served with fresh rolls and steamed broccoli love this, i buy ham steaks if i dont have leftover ham just to make it, it goes such a long way too with 4 kids.
I followed the recipe and added a bit of Worcestershire and Tabasco. It was delicious, and my husband loved it.
Made this just as printed. Came out fantastic. I was gone, gone, gone! Will make again for sure!
my family loved it Will definitely be making again
Made some modifications due to COVID/quarantine cooking. My inlaws sent us a ham for Easter, so naturally I needed a leftover dish for it. I cut the leftover ham into small pieces, trimming off the rind and fatty pieces (reserved those to boil in water, which I later added to the roux). I used 2 cups each of ham, diced potatoes (parboiled in the ham water), 1/3 cup chopped red pepper, 1/4 cup chopped onion, 2 TBSP chopped fresh chives, 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary and some Krakow seasoning (from Penzey's). Wanted this to be GF, so I used potato starch to make my roux and added sharp cheddar. Baked for an hour on 325, then put some cheese on top, added GF panko crumbs mixed with butter, S&P and baked then broiled to crisp up the top. SO GOOD!
Sp simple and delicious!!! And the clean up was awesome also! LOL This is definitely going into my personal redipes. Perfect comfort food for those chilly days. Thanks so much.
I made this exactly as it is listed & it is perfect!
Wonderful recipe! Were not big one bread crumbs so I sprinkled a little parmesan cheese on the top before baking. Total comfort food bliss!
Delicious! The only modification I made was to add cooked broccoli. I couldn't stop eating it!
It was good! I was a little hesitant about the cheese sauce, but it ended up being perfect. I added green bell peppers to the ham and onion and also sprinkled with garlic salt and crushed red peppers. I also topped it with Mozzarella cheese. The perfect easy dish for my left over ham.
I had a ton of left over ham so doubled the recipe and I added garlic. It was delicious!! Amazing recipe.
Good basic recipe with things usually on hand. Would definitely make again.
We loved it! The only changes I made were 1) not to precook the potatoes and I should have 2) used leftover swiss cheese and the cheddar. It was delicious and will definitely make again.
We loved it just as it was but might put more ham in next time
Nice a little dry Would make more SAUSE next time
So delicious! I used white cheddar for the sauce and didn’t have any onion for it, but everything was still so yummy and we had the leftovers for breakfast the next day with an over easy egg on top. What makes the difference in this dish is flavorful ham and flavorful cheese! If you pick bland options, the dish will be bland. So choose your Easter or Christmas ham wisely!
I'm always looking for different ways to use leftover turkey and ham. This casserole was basic and easy to make yet very good. Comfort food for a cold winter day!
I made this just as the recipe says but it was just ok. If I ever make this again, I would cut the cheese in half. Just too much for me. A little less sauce might be better too.
I added onion powder, garlic powder and parsley. This double as a breakfast casserole. It was very good.
love it! use sharp cheddar cheese & throw in more veggies,like celery & peppers. u need to cook it in the oven for the amazing flavor....if not still good but not great. i always double it too
The whole family loved it. Used chopped up leftover roast potatoes and ham. Add less cheese in the mix. Sprinkled the rest with the bread crumbs on top. Quick, easy, and delicious!
This dish is amazing. The only thing I did differently was I used baby potatoes that I cooked in advance. I also didn't peel them. I put the potatoes in with the ham and onions and cooked for a little bit. This is an amazing recipe! I will be making this whenever I have leftover ham
Entire family loved it (including my picky 10 year old)! I forgot to defrost the chicken breast that I had so threw them in frozen and poured the sauce over top. I cooked it the full 6 hours but they were probably done at hour 5 because they were almost shred-able. I did strain the sauce into a pot and added cornstarch like another did. Served it over basmati rice. Definitely one to make again!
It was delicious, and no changes perfect recipe for leftover ham and there were no leftovers, now one of my absolute favorite dish, with easy cleanup lined pan with foil, took foil out and tossed away, no cleanup! Great
Amazing dish! Added in green beans (fresh or frozen) for something extra (let it cook a bit longer, until beans were soft). So good, will purchase ham just to make this. Family loves it
This was a delicious recipe! I only added some frozen mixed vegetables, to make it a complete meal! I used left over ham steak, I can’t wait to make it again!
We liked this as written. Four stars. We liked it more after whisking in a pinch of cayenne and a dollop of Dijon to the sauce before pouring over ham & potatoes. I also omitted the first 3 tablespoons of butter and used 1 Tablespoon of olive oil.
Item was sooo good I loved it and it had so much flavor, and of course I will make it again
It was great. I didnt add anything except more pepper on top.
yes I doubled the cheese topping , way better , but awesome for get togethers love it thank you
I added a cup of corn just to have a little extra sweetness and it was DELICIOUS! Huge hit in my house, will definitely be making again.
this was easy to make and very satisfying. don't use but scant salt.