This ham and hashbrown casserole recipe is perfect for an easy breakfast or dinner. It has diced ham and crispy hashbrowns mixed in a rich, creamy sauce, topped with ooey-gooey cheddar cheese. You only need 5 ingredients, and it's effortless to make!
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The Best Ham and Hashbrown Casserole
This ham and hash brown casserole is a recipe you'll find yourself making on a regular basis. It's so simple, yet each bite is loaded with flavor!
The casserole is made with cooked ham and hash browns that are mixed in a flavorful combination of cream of potato soup and sour cream. The whole thing is covered in a layer of cheese and baked to golden brown perfection.
The hash browns soak up every ounce of flavor from the cream sauce, and there's diced ham and cheese in each bite. It's so good!
This ham and cheese hash brown casserole is the perfect family dinner or breakfast when you don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It takes just a few minutes to prepare to bake!
Why You'll Love This Ham and Hashbrown Casserole
It takes 5 minutes to prepare. All you have to do is combine the ingredients and then layer them in your casserole dish. The rest is just waiting for the casserole to bake in the oven!
Crowd favorite. Everyone who tries this cheesy ham and hash brown casserole absolutely loves it. I'm constantly getting compliments when I serve it to guests, so it's the perfect meal to make if you're hosting!
Versatile. This hashbrown casserole recipe works equally well as a breakfast casserole, side to dinner, or as the main course. Since the cooking process is so easy, you can whip it up anytime you need a quick and delicious meal!
- Hash browns- frozen hash browns, thawed and drained.
- Ham- chopped ham into pieces.
- Soup- condensed cream of potato soup.
- Sour cream
- Cheddar cheese
By the way, if you're craving more cheesy hashbrown casserole recipes, stock up on the frozen hash browns and give this hamburger hashbrown casserole or this hash brown casserole with corn flakes a try next. If you have extra ham, you have to make this ham casserole.
How To Make Ham and Hashbrown Casserole
1. Prep work: Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with some cooking spray.
2. Make the casserole filling: In a large bowl, mix together the condensed potato soup and sour cream. Gently fold in the hash browns and diced ham and mix until everything is well incorporated.
3. Assemble and bake: Transfer the casserole filling to the prepared baking dish. Top the casserole with the shredded cheddar cheese and bake uncovered for 45-55 minutes.
4. Serve: Let the casserole cool for a minute, then slice, serve warm, and enjoy!
Recipe Variations To Try
- Use other types of cheeses like parmesan cheese, extra sharp cheddar cheese, or mozzarella cheese.
- Substitute cream of potato soup for cream of chicken soup or mushroom soup for a different flavor.
- Use cream cheese instead of sour cream for a richer sauce.
- Add veggies like chopped broccoli, onions, or sliced bell peppers for a healthier casserole. You can also add a bag of frozen vegetables to the sauce mixture for a little variety.
Storage and Reheating Instructions
In the fridge: Store any leftover ham and cheese hash brown casserole in an airtight container or cover the baking dish tightly with plastic wrap or a lid. The casserole will last in the refrigerator for about 4 days.
In the freezer: Allow the leftover ham hashbrown casserole to cool completely, then transfer it to a freezer-safe bag or airtight container and freeze for about 2 months.
Reheating: Put the casserole back in a baking dish and warm it in the oven at 350°F for 15-20 minutes until heated through and the shredded cheese is melted. Let the frozen casserole thaw in the fridge overnight or add more reheating time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this ham hashbrown casserole ahead of time?
Yes! Just assemble the casserole up until it's ready to bake, then cover it with a lid or tightly with plastic wrap. Store it in the refrigerator overnight, and then bake whenever you want and add a little more baking time.
Can I use fresh shredded potatoes instead of frozen in a casserole?
Yes, you can use fresh shredded potatoes instead of frozen hash browns if you prefer. I like to use frozen since they're already shredded and convenient to stock up on.
Why is my hash brown casserole soggy?
Your hashbrown casserole will be soggy if there was too much moisture from the thawed hash browns. You'll want to make sure you fully drain them before adding them to the casserole. Gently pressing on them with a paper towel to remove the water does the trick.
Do I have to thaw frozen hash browns for a casserole?
It is best to thaw frozen hash browns before adding them to a casserole, but you don't have to. It will slightly change the texture of the casserole, but if you want to save time, you just mix the frozen hashbrowns with the rest of the ingredients.
Is it better to cook hash browns frozen or thawed?
Hash browns should be thawed before being cooked in a casserole so there isn't excess moisture when they cook. This will keep the hash browns crispy and give the casserole a better texture.
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- 14oz. frozen hash browns, thawed and drained
- ¾ cup ham, chopped
- 8oz. can condensed cream of potato soup
- 6oz. sour cream
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with some cooking oil.
- In a large bowl, combine condensed potato soup and sour cream.
- Fold in hash browns and ham.
- Transfer the mixture to the baking dish.
- Top the casserole with cheddar cheese and bake for 45-55 minutes.
- Serve the casserole warm.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 499Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 17g