Cheesy Ham and Potato Bacon Casserole

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This cheesy ham and potato bacon casserole is a long time favorite that I cannot wait to pass down to your family. Plus it helps use up leftovers! win!

 

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It’s the most ridiculously easy casserole you’ll ever make and yet we looooove it. In fact, I even posted about this cheesy ham and potato bacon casserole on instagram and everyone was commenting or even emailing/texting me for the recipe.

A perfect dish for these chilly months or even better to save for when you need to use up holiday leftovers like hame, broccoli and new potatoes.

 

 

We all need something warm, easy, delicious and that uses leftovers at this time of year and trust me, this is it. And don’t worry, if you’re vegetarian you can easily add more veggies and skip the meat. I think this will even be loved as much as our busy day casserole that has gone so crazy with our readers.

 

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Leftover Ham Recipes

 

I never know what to do with leftover ham, but my mom always made this casserole after the holiday as a way to use up everything she had sitting around. I believe it’s actually a recipe that she grew up with.

 

It uses the leftover ham, the potatoes because we always buy too many (we prefer red or golden potatoes because they are a little more creamy in taste and texture but a russet is fine too) broccoli because I swear that stuff is always chillin’ in the fridge and a little cream cheese from the leftover desserts.

 

Plus add some cheese and bacon and things just got all kinds of awesome.

 

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I think one of the best things about this casserole is that although you have some chopping, and a little frying from the bacon, there really isn’t much else to do. It’s also really easy to let your kids help grate the cheese or chop the cream cheese and you know we are such big fans of that.

 

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Cheesy Ham and Potato Bacon Casserole

Our cheesy ham and potato bacon casserole can be prepared up to a day ahead of time and then baked when you’re ready to get dinner on the table. Just cover it with foil or plastic wrap and store it in the fridge until you bake it. It’s also a great meal to deliver to someone who needs a little help with a new baby or sick family. So if you’re looking for a meal idea for a new baby, this is it!

 

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And now I think I’ll go finish off the leftovers to this deliciousness.

 

Ham Recipes

 

Before we get to the recipe, and please feel free to just keep on scrolling if you just need the Cheesy Ham and Potato Bacon Casserole recipe, here are a few other ham recipes you might love. It seems like we always get a lot of emails requesting more ham ideas when we post this casserole, so let’s eat more ham together!

 

The World’s Best Brown Sugar Ham

 

The most amazing glazed ham recipe you’ll ever make.

 

We've tried many a ham recipe, but this is probably the World's Best Brown Sugar Ham. The best part is, you can make it in the oven or slow cooker. ohsweetbasil.com

 

Ham and Cheese Sliders

 

Sometimes it’s not just the ham, but the rolls that need to be used after a big ham dinner so turn your ham leftovers into these ham and cheese sliders!

 

We don't know anyone who doesn't love ham and cheese sliders with poppy seed dressing. This recipe is perfect for leftover ham!

 

Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple Casserole

 

Looking for something with a little more pizazz? Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple Casserole is fresh and super easy!

 

Summer comes and goes faster than any other season and suddenly you're back to school shopping. Not this year with Hawaiian Ham and Pineapple Casserole. ohsweetbasil.com

 

Cheesy Ham and Potato Bacon Casserole

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Cheesy Ham and Potato Bacon Casserole

Ham leftovers are turned into a simple cheesy ham and potato bacon casserole with broccoli and cream cheese!

Ingredients:

  • 6 Red Potatoes, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion, fine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups cooked ham, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli, chopped and steamed
  • 4 ounces neufchatel or light cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8×9″ baking pan.
  2. Fill a pot with water and heat over medium heat.
  3. Add the potatoes and boil until tender when pierced with a knife, about 8 minutes. SEE NOTE
  4. Drain the potatoes and set aside.
  5. In a skillet over medium heat, add the butter and once it begins to melt add the onion.
  6. Saute until tender, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Dump the onion and butter into the pot with the potatoes and add the broccoli, ham and cream cheese.
  8. Stir to combine, not worrying about spreading the cream cheese as it should be left in clumps and dump into the baking dish.
  9. Top with cheese and bake at 350 for 25 to 35 minutes or until heated through.
  10. Top with bacon the last minute and serve!

it’s key that you cook the potatoes until tender during this step or they will still be too raw even with baking for the dish to be enjoyable.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4-6 servings, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 609 Calories
  • Total Fat: 35.5g
  • Cholesterol: 116.7mg
  • Carbohydrates: 45.9g
  • Fiber: 4.9g
  • Sugar: 4.8g
  • Protein: 28.2g
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88 comments on “Cheesy Ham and Potato Bacon Casserole”

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  2. I can’t find the recipe.  i only see the video.  Thank you! 

  3. Top of the pops definitely !

  4. Once again thanks for giving me a great family dinner idea!!!! These are ingredients that I always have on hand and am always looking at ways to “hide” those veggies. Was wondering that seeing as I have a last batch of kale growing in the garden before winter hits, could I sun that for broccoli?

    • Absolutely and that would be sooooo tasty! I’ll have to try that variation myself! Thank you for your kind words! We would love to hear what you think after you try it!

  5. Tried this today and my family loved it. As I live in Malta I used the local soft goats cheese instead of cream cheese. Will do again.

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  9. Was trying to find a last minute recipe that incorporated bacon and ham, and happened upon this one. WOW!! so so so good! My husband couldn’t stop eating it. Definitely a keeper!

  10. My husband loved this recipe. I prefer to roast my potatoes instead of boil them, and I think it turned out fine that way. It was very quick and easy to make! I will be making it again.

  11. hi there! what about adding eggs, maybe at the base for a breakfast? Thoughts or suggestions?

  12. So when I pulled the foil off this at the table tonight my 3 boys, husband included made faces, and comments (broccoli!? What!?), not of the complimentary variety. My 5 year old asked a blessing on the food that it would please, please taste good. Well, his prayer was answered. They all went on and on about how good it was, went back for seconds and thirds, etc. I loved it. Tasted like a super yummy, creamy loaded baked potato with the broccoli as the best part. Definitely a keeper!

  13. I made this yesterday, and it is by far one of the best casseroles I’ve ever had. I wasn’t sure how I’d like anything with warm cream cheese in it, so I cut down the cream cheese to 3 oz. instead of 4 oz. This taught me to not judge something till you try it. The cream cheese added such a nice dimension to the overall flavor. Instead of using all of the shredded cheddar on the top, I layered 1/2 of the cheese in the center, and 1/2 on top. I also used petite frozen broccoli florets. I have 2 grown daughters and I recommended this recipe to them. One of my daughters is not a fan of cooked ham, so I imagine you can easily substitute your favorite fully cooked gourmet chicken sausage or other cooked sausage- there are so many tasty varieties out there! THANK YOU for this DELICIOUS recipe. I think I will pull this out to make for friends for a casual supper. This will be a keeper!

    • Jackie, I love your comment! I hope this helps so many people out. Warm cream cheese totally sounds odd at first, but it works and I’m doing your layering this week as I’m making it too!

  14. I happened on your recipe while looking for a way to use leftover Easter ham! It looks wonderful and I plan to make it, but I have just a few questions? First, when you say “8 X9” pan, do you mean an 8 X 8 or a 9 X 9 pan? Also, when you call for chopped potatoes, do you mean cubed? One more thing, can I use either frozen chopped broccoli, or frozen petite broccoli florets? Thank you so much!!

    • Hi Jackie, our pan is an 8×9″ but it’s an odd one and any of those pan sizes actually work fine. Yes, cube the potatoes and frozen is totally fine. 🙂 Thank you for the sweet words too!

  15. Could you substitute shredded sweet potato in this recipe?

  16. This looks absolutely delicious! I am making it to freeze, how does that alter the directions?? Thank you much! I can’t wait to make this!

    • Hi Jennifer, if frozen you’ll want to avoid adding the cream cheese and cheese as dairy doesn’t do as well frozen, but if you do just make sure it’s tightly covered in the freezer and add a good 15 minutes on to baking time. 🙂

  17. Thank you for the wonderful recipes!! Another interesting thing about learning…if you are right-handed/left-brained, you learn better part to whole (like phonics…learn the sound then put sounds together to make words) and if you are left-handed/right-brained, you learn better whole to part (learn the word then break it down into letter sounds). I did a research paper on it and found it fascinating!!

  18. I have now made this dish numerous times. It is the only dish that ALL of my kids like. However I am not allowed to make this dish if my daughter is not going to be home for dinner. LOL! I was given permission to make this dish tonight!

  19. Could you use Ricotta instead of cream cheese?? It would save me going to the shop!

  20. Thanks for the ham, cheese and potato casserole recipe. I’m gluten intolerant and can make this gluten free. Also live on my own so can divide and freeze portions

  21. This sounds lovely. Going to give this a go. thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Simon

  22. I was thinking of using my mandolin to slice the potatoes thinly and layer it like a lasagna. Would you still cook the potatoes first? I was also going to sub cream of chicken soup for the cream cheese because my hubby hates cream cheese. Do you think it will still be as good? Thanks for the awesome recipes!!!

    • I used to HATE cream cheese so I totally understand. If you’re up for sneaky I’d probably cook the soup and a small amount of the cream cheese together just so it’s not runny and has a more rich flavor. If you don’t cook the potatoes first just make sure you cook it a little longer. 🙂

  23. This was very good!! Thank you for sharing. I did however add garlic and pepper to it. Garlic because almost everything needs garlic 🙂 I shared this recipe on an facebook site called What’s for Dinner and credited the site where I found this awesome dish!!!

  24. Should I cover with tinfoil before baking?

  25. Another DELICIOUS recipe! Reminds me of a loaded baked potato! Mmmmm! Figured I leave you the comment since I was already here to send it immediately to my brother after cooking it tonight.

    (In case you haven’t figured t out, I’m new here and have a crush on your recipes, LOL!)

  26. love your blog! AND your recipes of course. Thank you! and have a very Happy New Year! God Bless.
    paula

  27. I made this for dinner tonight….absolutely delicious! Thank you, thank you!! My husband, who is very picky not only liked it, he went back for seconds! You have wonderful recipes on this site…will be trying many more!

  28. Dont ruin the casserole by putting broccoli in it,yuk!

  29. Made this tonight, it was delicious. I’m on weight watchers and I’m trying to figure out the points, do you have any nutritional information?

  30. I made this tonight with rosemary (about 3 sprigs) and it was very flavorful!

  31. Recipe looks great. .. Could have done without the religious stuff but happy to try the recipe.

  32. We are a busy sports family and at least 2 nights a week we are packing dinner to the skating rink, gymnastics or lacrosse field and I’m always looking for dinners that I can cook at noon and pack to go. I did this tonight and it was a hit with the entire family and we got a lot of envious looks from others as we pulled out the casserole dish at the rink!! Thank-you, this is a keeper recipe in our house!

  33. Hi,

    I was looking for a recipe to use up the Easter ham and this was the first one to come up. Sounded and looked yummy. Had everything on hand except broccoli so I substituted peas instead. Tasted great and would make it again with peas! Actually looked a lot like the photos which was so cool.

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  37. Looks so YUMMY! If it has bacon, it has to be delicious! lol Thank you for sharing your mama’s recipe! Would you freeze it????

    • I worry about the cream cheese when freezing, but if you try it I’d looooove to know how it goes!

      • I freeze and use cream cheese all the time. It works wonderfully kinda curds a tiny bit but dose not change flavor and it mixes up great. Trying this recipe tonight. I toasted the ham in some grape seed oil and dried onion with fresh garlic. A few splases of mascato wine and then reduced down. My boyfriend dose not like onion so I removed the ham and most of the onion. Then I added the ham to the applewood smoked bacon and it turned out absolutely wonderful.

      • wow, love the toasting idea!!!

    • I’m nervous about freezing cream cheese so I haven’t done it. Let me know if you try it!

      • I haven’t frozen this recipe, but I freeze others with cream cheese all the time and they always turn out fine.

  38. We tried this for dinner tonight (NYE 2013) and it was a hit with everyone! I played with the recipe a little – no cream cheese and extra bacon to make my hubby who hates one and loves the other! 🙂 I also mixed in a little sour cream since I didn’t use cream cheese – I think it was a good thing but I’m sure it changed the flavor palate of the casserole. I like cream cheese so when he’s not around some night I’ll try the recipe as is 🙂 I also doubled it in a 9×13 pan for leftovers for his lunch. Worked great. I’m going to have to try out some more casseroles now 🙂 Thanks so much!

  39. FYI – Including this recipe in my Best of the Blogs: Christmas Recipes roundup today! keep an eye out for it 🙂

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  41. That’s what I call putting the excitement back in a casserole! YUM!

  42. Oh goodness, I love casseroles and this one looks perfect!!! What a fantastic flavor combination 🙂

  43. This sounds wonderful – I love cheesy potatoes and cheesy broccoli casserole and this just combines the two with meat. Pinning to my cooking bucket list.

  44. Yummy cheesey bacon goodness? Yes please!

  45. Oh my this must happen in my kitchen very soon!

  46. This would be perfect on a cold winter’s night.

  47. Casseroles are always a huge hit with my family. I can’t wait to try this one out on them.

  48. I was all in when is read the words cheesy, but them it just kept getting better and better! Potatoes and bacon too? Yes!!