Here’s a dish everyone will love! This creamy Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole is pure comfort food and so delicious!
I served it as dinner, but this would totally work as a side too! Bring it to a gathering and it will disappear in a hurry! During the colder months, I crave all things cheesy and creamy with loads of carbs. Are you the same way?
I love a good casserole, especially when it involves potatoes, cheese and ham! If you like funeral potatoes (cheesy potatoes), you’re going to really enjoy this one! This is the fanci-fied version of funeral potatoes. The taste is elevated, because of the diced ham, but also because of the delicious seasonings: namely, sage, rosemary and thyme. That trio was meant to be together! I know you’ll agree when you try these tasty potatoes!
With it being the holiday season, there are probably plenty of opportunities for this incredible casserole to make an appearance! It is simply amazing and so delectable! The guests or party goers will devour it! I don’t believe there is such a thing as too much cheese, do you? This dish has 3 cups of cheddar, so you know it will be good. 🙂
This dish is so versatile too, because you can either use frozen hash browns (shredded potatoes), or you can pre-cook and dice your potatoes (microwave them, boil them or bake them). Or, you can use leftover baked potatoes, like I did, from our chili and baked potato party.
Then, prepare the sauce mixture by stirring together your softened cream cheese, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, and seasonings. Then toss in your diced potatoes and ham and shredded cheese. Stir it all together, spread it in the prepared pan and then bake for about an hour, or just shy of an hour, until warm and bubbly! Top with the remaining cup of shredded cheddar, then put it all back in the oven for the cheese to melt, for about five minutes. It comes together really quickly, especially if you use pre-shredded potatoes.
I’m betting you could toss some cooked bacon pieces in there too. I just now thought of that amazing possibility. 🙂 You’re going to love this warm, comforting meal on a cold evening! This would be great for a New Year’s Eve gathering too! It’d be a great way to use up those leftover baked potatoes and ham from Christmas dinner.
I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time with my family over the coming weeks, relaxing, recharging, skiing, and just being in the moment. I will be back in the new year with new, delicious recipes! I appreciate you visiting my site and making my recipes! I hope you love them like my family does!
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and get to savor the moments with those you love. I hope you also get to enjoy lots of delicious food! If you’re a casserole lover, like I am, you need to also try this Hamburger Corn Casserole, this Sloppy Joe Meatball Tater Tot Casserole, this Tater Tot Casserole, this Chicken Fajita Casserole, this Hamburger Hash Brown Casserole and this Chicken Noodle Casserole. They’re all so yummy!
Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole
- 8-10 medium potatoes *see note below, cooked, peeled and cubed into 1/2" pieces (you'll need about 8 cups total of potatoes)
- 4 oz. cream cheese very softened
- 1 c. sour cream
- 1 can cream of chicken soup 10.5 oz
- 2 tsp. dried sage
- 1 tsp. dried rosemary
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 1 tsp. salt or to taste
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- 2 c. cooked cubed ham
- 3 c. shredded cheddar cheese divided
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9"x13" pan.
- In a large bowl, stir together the sauce ingredients (softened cream cheese, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, sage, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper).
- Add in the cubed potatoes, diced ham, and 2 c. shredded cheddar and stir until the sauce is incorporated throughout.
- Pour and spread the mixture into the prepared pan.
- Cover the pan with foil and bake for approximately 45-55 minutes, or until completely warmed through, hot and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven, sprinkle with the remaining 1 c. shredded cheddar and return to the oven and bake for about 5 more minutes, until the cheese is melted.
*For the potatoes, you can bake, microwave, or boil the potatoes until tender, then remove the peels and dice into cubes. Alternatively, use slightly more than 8 cups of the pre-shredded frozen hash browns (because they reduce down when cooking if they're frozen). You will need to extend the cooking time by a little if using frozen potatoes.
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