Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole with Ham {Weeknight Easy}

We had a wonderful casserole last night and I couldn't wait to post the recipe. I am a big casserole lover, my husband not so much. It is always hard to find a casserole that the whole family likes. Well I finally found it!!!!!! I saw this recipe for Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole over at Eat at Home

It looked super easy and super delicious. Tiffany baked her casserole in the crock pot along with a ham on top wrapped in a foil packet. That is what I planned on doing, but I couldn't find a decent ham on sale so I scrapped that idea. 

What I did find was cubed ham at Walmart. I love to buy the little one pound packages of the cubed ham, you can use them in so many different recipes.  The package of ham is only $2.50 so that's a great deal. I thought instead of cooking a ham on the side why not add the ham to the casserole. That would make the recipe even quicker than it already is.

 I mean how can you go wrong with potatoes, cheese and ham. The casserole baked up so pretty and golden as you can see from the top picture.  I couldn't wait to dig in and get every ones opinion. Well, I am happy to say that everyone loved it!!!! My oldest son is already asking me to make this again. 

So this recipe is definitely a keeper. It is nice to know I can make it two different ways with or without ham.

These are the ingredients you will need: 1 bag shredded hash brown potatoes, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, 1 stick butter, 1/2 of a small onion, cheddar cheese and cubed ham.

Mix the sour cream and soup together with the potatoes,

add chopped onion, shredded cheese and melted butter.

Mix together and then add the cubed ham last.

Spread mixture into a greased 9 x 13 in casserole dish. I added more shredded cheese on top just before baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Make sure casserole is bubbly and lightly golden on top.

Enjoy! So creamy and good not to mention very easy.

Here is the pan, I told you everyone loved it.

Cheesy Hash brown Casserole W/Ham

1 - (26 oz) bag frozen, shredded hash brown potatoes
1 - 8 oz container sour cream
1 - 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
1/4 - cup butter, melted
1/4 - cup onion, chopped fine 
1 - 16 oz package cubed ham (I used Farmland or use leftover ham)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (or a bit more if you like)

Stir all the ingredients together. Place into a lightly greased casserole dish (9 x 13 in). 

This is optional but you can add a bit more cheese on top if you like. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 min - 1 hour. .

Crock Pot Instructions: Coat the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray or butter. Spoon the hash brown mixture into the slow cooker. Cover, and cook on High for 1 1/2 hours, then reduce heat to Low, and cook for an additional 2 1/2 hours. 



Susan said... #

That looks similar to one I have... It's good...:-) Anything with Potatoes & Cheese in the morning is great in the winter. But I use sausage in it. ( Paul doesn't care for the cubed ham.) So it's an easy recipe to change around & play with.


Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said... #

YUM! This is going on my menu sometime soon! Casseroles are great, one dish, all in one meal, love them!

This sort of reminds me of a breakfast casserole I make too. =)

Heidi said... #

This looks like a winner! I'll have to read what you have written about it at home because for some reason the computer at work is only showing the pictures (but it did let me see the printable version).

sherri said... #

I so enjoy a warm casserole- especially when cheese is involved. This looks so tasty.

*I have the same plates as the one in the photo. Don't you love them?

Stacey said... #

Just found your blog and I'm so glad I did. Your food looks fabulous! I need new ideas. :)

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said... #

Great idea to add the ham right in the casserole! I'm glad you all liked it.

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said... #

I had to go back and look at your plates after Sherri mentioned them. Those are pretty! I'd love to get new dishes. I got tired of taking pictures of food on my old ones and have bought a few single pieces just for photos, but I'd love to have a whole new set. I keep looking and dreaming :-)

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

That is so funny Tiffany. I have a few pieces just for photos as well, that exact plate being one of them. I need a new setting really bad maybe for Christmas.

Leslie said... #

Oh my amazing. I love love love hashbrown casserole

Denise said... #

That looks truly delicious :-)

Bunny said... #

I have to bookmark this!! Do you know how many times I come home from work and try to think of something easy to make? I wonder if this would be good with bacon too!??

Stephanie said... #

Mmmm, mmmmm, mmmmmmmmmm!!!!

Pam at Daysong Reflections said... #

Your post reminded me that I had a package of Potatoes O'Brien in the freezer that I needed to use so I made the casserole without the ham and substituted the potatoes I had. The onion and peppers in the potatoes gave them a little extra flavor. Thanks for the reminder about this dish. It has been awhile since I made it and it was a welcome change with chicken.

Crazy About Cakes said... #

Looks delicious! We call those "Funeral Potatoes" here in Utah. It seems like it gets served at every function. Very delicious too! Still loving your blog. Keep up the great work.

Cheryl said... #

I am a casserole fiend and I cannot wait to make this, thanks for sharing!

Krystal said... #

that looks awesome. I love cheese :)

Julie said... #

I just love hashbrown casserole! When we have it I just can't stop eating it. Adding ham can only be a good thing...yum!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said... #

Gosh! I finally got around to blogging about this DELISH dish! I've made it twice since you posted, and we all love it!

BrittanyF24 said... #

LOVE this!! I fixed it for dinner on a sat. night and then had so much left we got up on sun. morning and had it for breakfast! It is a great all around casserole good for dinner and breakfast, Thanks!

Anonymous said... #

This is a very popular dish in our area. To lower the fat a bit I just put in half the butter and use a splash of whipping cream (has less fat). I get lots of complements and everyone asks me to bring these as they like mine better! And they are a little healthier!

Stephanie said... #

This was soooooooo good! I made it tonight, Only thing I would suggest is adding the cheese on top half way through or covering it with foil and remove the foil a few minutes before its done. If not the crust on top will be a little hard. Other than that it was reallllyy good. I made two small batches one with onions and one without for my hubby. We were both very happy! THANKS

Alex said... #

I crushed up corn flakes and put them on the top and then poured the melted butter over the entire casserole ... Amazing

Anonymous said... #

My family LOVED this recipe! I made it a few weeks ago with leftover ham and it was a hit (with picky eaters). Making it again this weekend--great warm winter dish!

Rachelle Fitch said... #

Thanks for this awesome recipe, my whole family LOVED it. I can't wait to try out others!

I don't know! said... #

I just found your site recently! Where have I been?

I made this recipe with 1 twist I used 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack and 1 cup shredded cheddar. It adds just the right amount of heat.

Anonymous said... #

This is the best. Made two batches, one with onions for me and one without for my husband. Good either way. Best part is that you can have it for ANY MEAL! Breakfast lunch or dinner!

Anonymous said... #

This casserole is delicious. We all loved it. I didn't add the cheese on top until about the last 10 minutes of baking. It turned out perfect. I love this website!!!

Anonymous said... #

Love it!!!!!!

Mrs. Williams said... #

Great easy recipe!! I made this last night and it was DELISH!!! I posted about it on my blog.

Anonymous said... #

This was amazing! I made it last night and sub the ham for bacon... and as i am clumsy i had doubled the recipe and ended up spilling 1 can of cream of chicken... either way my family loved it and it went great with hawaiian rolls.. although i think next time adding veggies into it will make it more amazing. Thanks!

Bonny Logsdon Burns said... #

YAY! My 22 year old son requested this dish. I hadn't made it in years and couldn't find the recipe. Actually, I'm amazed he even remembered it. Anyways, this is exactly it! You are going to make a hungry lifeguard happy tonight. THANKS!!!

Tonya said... #

I decided, last minute to make this. My dad talked me out of purchasing the cubed ham in option to buying a packet of a thick slice of ham and cube it myself; cheaper! (that and unfortunately at my walmart the prepackaged cubed ham that you use is closer to 3.00)

Hoping to have a hit with my cheesaholic boyfriend tonight!

Anonymous said... #

YUM YUM sure sounds and looks GOOD !!!!!

Jennifer said... #

I used greek yogurt instead of sour cream and mushroom soup instead of cream of chicken and it was still delicious as ever!

Jessica Hennessey said... #

I stumbled upon your website last fall - and I have been hooked since.... I am so tired of repeating the same menues week after week and I am always looking for new ideas online.... so far everyone of your that I have tried I have LOVED and this one is no exception. I made this last night - and it was a hit. I served with Brocolli on the side, but I am thinking of stirring in some chopped spiniach woght into the mix next time. Another keeper! Thanks! I am about to go warm up leftovers for lunch!

Anonymous said... #

this is in the oven looks good:)

Anonymous said... #

How many servings is this?

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Anonymous said... #

Can you freeze this?

Tina Butler said... #

If you freeze it I would freeze it unbaked.

Anonymous said... #

I have seen this in crock pot format as well baked but with corn flakes on top. My question: how do you incorporate the corn flakes if using a crock pot? Would they just get mushy? Thanks.

Anonymous said... #

I have made this twice so far and my family loves it! One of my children and my husband can be quite picky when it comes to casseroles but wow - they gobble this up!

Anonymous said... #

Made this tonight... my family said definitely a keeper... ty so very much.

Jennifer Webbe VanLuven said... #

Can I make this the night before and cook in the morning

Anonymous said... #

Hi would love to use this recipe, but would it taste as good without the cream of chicken soup?