I have been told by several people that this could possibly be the best thing they ever tasted!! A delicious and easy casserole your kids will beg you to make!! Cheese, ham, and hash browns make this a dish even your pickiest eater will like!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch baking dish
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Stir hash browns, ham, Cheddar cheese, onion, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and butter in a large bowl; season with salt and black pepper. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake until bubbly and cheese is melted, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove foil and continue baking until brown, about 15 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

A nice topping for this is some lightly crunched up Ruffles(R) regular potato chips. They add a nice crunch factor to the casserole. I use them as a garnish when I serve it so they do not get mushy!

Nutrition Facts

302 calories; protein 13g 26% DV; carbohydrates 16.3g 5% DV; fat 25g 38% DV; cholesterol 63.2mg 21% DV; sodium 730.4mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2012
This was delicious! I cut the recipe in half and baked in an 8x8 dish as a "side", BUT if I would have known before hand how good this was going to be, I would have not cut it in half and I would have served it as the main course! I have seen similar recipes without the ham. I LOVE the addition of the ham! My daughter actually called me from school this morning asking me to heat some up and bring it to her at lunchtime. Unfortunately for her, she didn't know there weren't any left-overs. She has NEVER called me before requesting I bring her left-overs:) I will definitely be making again soon. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2012
I wasn't overly impressed. I LOVE onion but this was way too much onion. And the cream of chicken soup just didn't seem to "go" with it. Next time I'm going to try doubling the sour cream and omitting the soup, only using half an onion and adding more cheese. Read More
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223 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 42
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2012
This was delicious! I cut the recipe in half and baked in an 8x8 dish as a "side", BUT if I would have known before hand how good this was going to be, I would have not cut it in half and I would have served it as the main course! I have seen similar recipes without the ham. I LOVE the addition of the ham! My daughter actually called me from school this morning asking me to heat some up and bring it to her at lunchtime. Unfortunately for her, she didn't know there weren't any left-overs. She has NEVER called me before requesting I bring her left-overs:) I will definitely be making again soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2012
I used the same ingredients with the same measurements but I added 5 eggs and it was holy cow good! My family ate it all and begged for more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2012
This is a really nice recipe! No fussing with "cook this" and "chop that", just put it together and bake. It's a "scoop-out" casserole, not like lasagna that will neatly cut into squares. The dish tastes even better the next day. I followed the recipe exactly as it is written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2012
Add me to the list of people who think this is one of the best things I ever tasted. And how simple! I used ham which was already cubed so even that little chore was avoided. We ate at least two thirds of this casserole for dinner and finished it off for lunch the next day....and my husband doesn't eat leftovers! Very good, thanks so much, I have added it to my Christmas morning brunch menu. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/27/2012
I wasn't overly impressed. I LOVE onion but this was way too much onion. And the cream of chicken soup just didn't seem to "go" with it. Next time I'm going to try doubling the sour cream and omitting the soup, only using half an onion and adding more cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2015
I made a half batch of this for dinner last night and it was more than enough for my family. I have small children who are small eaters. I reduced the amount of onion by half and it was plenty, maybe even still too much. I also snuck in some steamed cauliflower, minced small, and no one noticed it was there. You could probably replace a quarter or more of the potatoes with cooked cauliflower because the color and texture are the same as the potatoes. I would be careful of the salt in this dish. I salted pretty heavily for the potatoes and had too much because of the salty ham. The amount of butter seemed high so I used about half in the potatoes and saved some aside to toss with crushed corn flakes and some more cheese to make a crumbly topping. I still felt like it was a little oily. I think I will leave the butter out next time and see if I miss it. My family liked this pretty well and my picky 5 year old finished her plate, so that's good enough for me. Update: Made this again with no butter and no added salt and neither were missed. It was better this time because I actually remembered to thaw the potatoes before mixing. It was much easier to mix and the potatoes cooked through this time with no crunch. Will ALWAYS replace some potato with cooked and chopped cauliflower, what an easy way to sneak in veggies! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2012
This was prety good. It was really quick to put together which is nice. My hubby loved it and had 3rds but my kids wouldn't even try a bit because of the way it looked. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2014
Wonderful, tasty recipe! I was looking for recipe for leftover ham, and one where I had all of the ingredients. This fit the bill and more. My husband, who normally doesn't like casseroles, and hardly comments on recipes said, "This is delicious!" after the first bite. I had to take the casserole away so he wouldn't eat more than a second helping! The chicken soup and sour cream make for a delicious creamy sauce. The only changes I made were to omit the butter and the added salt -- the dish doesn't need it -- and used low fat cheese and low fat sour cream. This decreased the amount of fat and cholesterol. I'll be making this again! Thank you mambear for submitting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2013
Did not add anything extra. It was good just the way the recipe said. My and husband loved it. Read More
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