Ham and Potato Casserole is a perfect side dish for any meal or party. It’s filled with mashed potatoes, diced ham, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, and topped with shredded cheese. Everyone at your next holiday party will come back for seconds.
- What is Ham and Potato Casserole?
- Video Recipe
- How to make Hame and Potato Casserole :
- Tips for success:
- Can I make ham and potato casserole in a slow cooker?
- How can I make this dish into a breakfast casserole?
- What are other ways I can use the potatoes?
- How to store ham and potato casserole:
- Ham and Potato Casserole
What is Ham and Potato Casserole?
This ham and potato casserole recipe is the best side you’ll make this year. It’s cheesy and savory and baked to perfection. It’s so easy to make that you’ll have plenty of time left over to make other dishes, have a holiday drink, and get then get ready for the party. No one will suspect that this creamy casserole only took 10 minutes of active cooking time (not including letting the potatoes boil). You’ll be asked to bring it again next year!
- 2/ 3 cup cream of mushroom soup: A can of this soup will make the casserole creamy and savory.
- 4 cups potatoes: Potatoes are the perfect (and delicious) medium for bringing this casserole all together.
- 1 ½ cups ham: Salty and savory diced ham is mixed into the potatoes and used as a topping for presentation.
- 1 cup cheese: When the casserole is baked, the cheese becomes golden, bubbly, and melty. Mmm!
- ½ cup sour cream: Adding sour cream in with the potatoes makes this dish tangy and creamy.
How to make Hame and Potato Casserole :
1. Preheat the oven.
2. Boil the potatoes.
3. Mash the potatoes.
4. Add in the sour cream and soup.
5. Stir in the diced ham.
6. Spread the mixture into a baking dish and top with the shredded cheese.
5. Bake for 30 minutes and then sprinkle with sliced green onions.
Tips for success:
Here are a few tips for success and variations you can try to make this the best Ham and Potato Casserole you've ever had.
- A wonderful addition is vegetables like broccoli, green beans, and mushrooms to make this dish even more filling and tasty.
- Give the potatoes a yellow tint, add flavoring, and help the casserole come together by adding an egg to the potato mixture.
- Use small red potatoes or russet potatoes to get the best texture. Waxy potatoes won’t work as well in this dish.
- If you can’t find the cream of mushroom soup, you can use cream of chicken soup instead.
Can I make ham and potato casserole in a slow cooker?
Yes, you can make this potato and ham casserole in a crockpot if you have a few extra hours to allow it to cook. Just follow the instructions to create the potato mixture, grease the bowl of the slow cooker (or use a crockpot cooking bag) and then spread out the mixture. Place the lid on top and cook on high for three to four hours.
How can I make this dish into a breakfast casserole?
If you want to eat ham and potato casserole for breakfast instead of as a side, you can easily adapt it.
Dice the potatoes and only boil them for half the time. Dry them off, add some seasonings and fry them in a pan until they’re browned on all sides. Remove the potatoes and saute onions, garlic, and any other vegetables you’d like to add.
Mix in some eggs and cheese and pour it into a baking dish. Top with more shredded cheese and bake. Voila!
What are other ways I can use the potatoes?
Instead of mashing the potatoes, there are a few other forms they can take that will taste great as well. Try shredding, slicing them into rounds (scalloping), and layering them, slicing, or dicing the potatoes. These are all great options and will work well in this dish.
How to store ham and potato casserole:
Store any leftover casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. Reheat it in the microwave with 30-second increments until it’s hot all the way through.
To freeze the entire casserole, wrap it in aluminum foil and then plastic wrap. Label it with what it is, how to cook, and the date. This will help you remember later. Remember that if you cook it from frozen, without thawing first, it will take longer to cook in the oven. Keep the foil on until the last 30 minutes of cooking so the top can brown.
Can I make this ham and potato bake dairy-free?
It’s entirely possible to make this dish dairy-free! Leave out the soup and sour cream. Replace it with dairy-free milk and vegan butter. No cheese needed!
Can I use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes?
Yes, you can use sweet potatoes to make a sweet and savory casserole.
Do I have to make this casserole with soup?
No, you don’t need to use the cream of mushroom soup to make this casserole. You can substitute butter, cream cheese, or milk.
- 2⁄3 cup cream of mushroom soup
- 4 cups potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 1⁄2 cups ham, diced
- 1 cup cheese, shredded
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- Boil potatoes in salted water for 15-20 minutes or until soft.
- Mash potatoes with sour cream and cream of mushroom soup. Add 1 cup of ham in and stir.
- Spread potato mixture in the baking pan evenly, top with 1⁄2 cup of ham and shredded cheese.
- Bake for 30 minutes at 190C/375F.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 568mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 16g