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Ham and Potato Casserole

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This easy Ham and Potato Casserole is a quick weeknight dinner that uses only 5 ingredients! Made with juicy ham, potatoes and your favorite cheese, it’s a great way to use up your leftover ham and the taste is amazing!

Easy casseroles are on our weeknight dinner menu quite often! Chicken DivanTamale Pie, and Chicken Tetrazinni are not only simple to toss together, they taste amazing and my kids will eat every last bite!

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Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole

Ever since I discovered how easy it is to cook a ham in an instant pot, I buy ham whenever it is on sale! My family loves a good honey ham after church on Sunday with scalloped potatoes and homemade rolls (if I’m feeling ambitious!) but we always have a ton of ham leftover!

That’s where this ham and potato casserole comes in! While my kids love ham, they won’t just go into the refrigerator and eat any of the leftover slices because “we just had that yesterday”. (insert eye roll here)  I need to come up with other recipes that will use the leftover ham but I don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen.  That’s why this casserole is the perfect recipe.

With the ham already cooked and ready to go, simply dice it and then toss it in a casserole dish with a few simple ingredients my kids love, and dinner is served!

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How to Make Ham and Potato Casserole

Making this casserole is as easy as it gets!  Just grab a square casserole dish and follow these easy steps.

  • Grab a large bowl and toss in your ham, some frozen potatoes, shredded cheese, cream of chicken soup, and some sour cream.
  • Mix until everything is combined.

a glass bowl with a wood spoon inside that's filled with shredded cheese, diced ham and potatoes with a hand about to pour a small bowl of sour cream into the larger bowl.

  • Evenly spread the ham and potato mixture into a square casserole dish.

a hand sprinkling shredded cheese over the top of a casserole dish filled with ham and potato casserole

  • You could bake this as-is, but I like to sprinkle it with just a little more cheese on top!
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes and you’re good to go!

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Can You Freeze Ham and Potato Casserole

Yes, you can freeze this delicious cheesy ham casserole recipe so that it is ready when you are.  Before freezing it, wrap the casserole pan tightly in plastic wrap and then cover it with foil.  Be sure to write the date you put it in the freezer on the foil and then you can freeze the casserole for about 2-3 months.

When you’re ready to use it, thaw it overnight in your refrigerator.  Sprinkle the extra shredded cheese on top and then bake it according to the directions above.

More Recipes Using Leftover Ham

If you’re like me and have a ton of leftover ham, here are some of my other favorite recipes that you can make with it.

Ham and Potato Casserole Recipe

See, I told you this recipe is super easy to make! Go ahead and make batch, your family will thank you for it!  Let us know how you liked it by leaving us a comment in the section below or tag us on social media because we always love to see you try one of our delicious recipes!

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Easy Ham and Potato Casserole

This easy Ham and Potato Casserole is a quick weeknight dinner that uses only 5-ingredients! It's a great way to use up your leftover ham and it tastes amazing!
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword casserole, cheese, ham, mashed potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 430 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups frozen potatoes O’Brien with onions and peppers you can use regular frozen potatoes if you don't like the onions and peppers
  • 2 cups cooked ham cut into bite size cubes
  • 1 cup shredded cheese any variety. I love Colby-Monterey Jack blend
  • 1 10 3/4 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • extra cheese for sprinkling on top optional

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray an 8-inch square casserole dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, coating the ham and potatoes evenly.
  3. Spread the ham and potatoes into your baking dish.
  4. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until hot and melty.
  5. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

ENJOY!

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