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Easy Ham and Potato Casserole Recipe

This easy ham and potato casserole is a warm, satisfying, and delicious one-pan meal that you’ll want to serve often.

It’s an easy family dinner that you can actually make ahead and just pop it into the oven when you’re ready for it. You’ll love the fact that this simple dinner is also inexpensive to make!

Easy Casserole Recipes

plate of ham and potato casserole in front of the casserole dish

One of the main things I love about this ham and potato casserole is the fact that I only have to spend a few minutes assembling it. In fact, that’s the way it is with most of my casserole recipes.

Another deliciously comforting dish is this chicken and rice casserole. I typically serve it with a side salad or green vegetable.

We also enjoy this Italian chicken zucchini casserole that provides an explosion of flavors once it hits your mouth.

My husband likes it with crusty French bread, while I am more likely to have this cloud bread to sop up the sauce left on the plate.

fork full of ham and potato casserole

Ham and Potato Casserole Ingredients

Chances are, you have some of these ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator. However, if you don’t, you can improvise.

Here are the things I used:

  • 1 cup of cubed cooked ham (I purchased a ham steak and cut it into bite-sized pieces.)
  • 2 cups of diced potatoes (I used frozen diced potatoes for hash browns.)
  • 1/2 cup of diced onion (I used frozen chopped onions, but you can use fresh.)
  • 1/2 cup of diced bell pepper (Again, I used frozen diced bell peppers.)
  • 2/3 cup of milk (any kind of milk you have on hand)
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper to taste (1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper)
  • 1/2 cup of crushed plain potato chips (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (optional and in addition to the cheese listed above)
potatoes, diced green peppers, diced onions, corn starch, cheese, diced ham, milk, salt, and pepper

If you don’t have every single thing on the ingredients list, don’t let that stop you from making it.

One of the things I love about this casserole is that you can vary some of the ingredients and still come out with a delicious dish.

The only 2 things required are the ham and potatoes. Of course, you’ll need milk and cheese, but you can use any type of milk or cheese you like.

I placed a printable recipe card at the end of this post for your convenience. 

How to Make a Ham and Potato Casserole

In addition to the ingredients, you need nonstick cooking spray for easy cleanup, a 2-quart casserole dish, a couple of mixing bowls, and a spoon or spatula to stir everything.

Before you begin assembling the ingredients, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 2-quart with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine the ham, potatoes, onion, bell pepper, and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Stir it all together until mixed.

mixing ingredients in a bowl

Pour the mixture into the baking dish. 

Next, add salt and pepper.

ingredients in the baking dish

In a smaller bowl, combine the milk and cornstarch.

Whisk until the cornstarch dissolves.

milk and cornstarch slurry

This is called a slurry.

Pour the slurry over the ham mixture in the baking dish.

pouring slurry over other ingredients

Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes.

If you want a cheesy, crunchy topping, sprinkle the crushed potato chips and additional shredded cheese over the top.

cheese and potato chip topping on casserole

Turn the oven up to 400 degrees F.

Return the casserole to the oven for about 15 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.

If your oven tends to cook hot, check on it after 10 minutes.

ham and potato casserole above a serving of it on a plate

More Casserole Recipes

Since casseroles save time in the kitchen, I have quite a few recipes that we enjoy. They’re all delicious, and many of them give you all the nutrition you need in one dish.

Here are some of our favorites:

  • Savory Beef and Rice – Since we always have a few packs of ground beef in the freezer and rice in the pantry, this is one of my go-to comfort meals.
  • Hamburger Tater Tot Casserole – This delicious dinner satisfies the hunger of a slew of hungry people. So if you have a big family or dinner guests, you can feel good about offering this one.
  • Sausage and Rice Casserole – This deliciously filling casserole from Julia’s Simply Southern gives you plenty of flavor to satisfy you until the next meal.
  • Shepherd’s Pie – The American version of shepherd’s pie is different from the original version made with lamb and without cheese. We love it with ground beef or turkey and plenty of gooey cheese on top.
ham and potato casserole on a plate

Ham and Potato Casserole

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This hearty and delicious ham and potato casserole will satisfy even the biggest appetites.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cubed cooked ham
  • 2 cups of diced potatoes (I used frozen diced potatoes for hash browns.)
  • 1/2 cup of diced onion
  • 1/2 cup of diced bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper to taste (1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper)
  • 1/2 cup of crushed plain potato chips (optional
  • 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (optional and in addition to the cheese listed above)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 2-quart with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ham, potatoes, onion, bell pepper, and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Stir until mixed. Pour the mixture into the baking dish. 
  3. Add salt and pepper.
  4. In a smaller bowl, combine the milk and cornstarch. Whisk until the cornstarch has dissolved. Pour over the ham mixture in the baking dish.
  5. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  6. If you want a cheesy, crunchy topping, sprinkle the crushed potato chips and additional shredded cheese over the top.
  7. Turn the oven up to 400 degrees F.
  8. Return to the oven for about 15 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 330Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 46mgSodium 644mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 17g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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