Dig into 14 Easy and Cozy Ham Casserole Recipes jam-packed with salty ham and more mouthwatering ingredients. From hearty breakfast casseroles to satisfying dinner ideas, these easy casseroles are the best kind of comfort food.
Flavor-Packed Ham Casserole Recipes
We’re always on the hunt for new and delicious dinner ideas, and nothing beats the versatility and comfort of a homemade casserole! On today’s menu: ham casseroles.
Ham isn’t just for your holiday table, and it’s not just a side at breakfast, either. There are so many ways to turn this classic deli staple into a hearty homecooked meal, and the recipes below are here to prove it. You’ll find cozy overnight breakfast casseroles, ham and noodle bakes, cheesy ham casseroles, and more easy one-pan dinners.
Why You’ll Love These Recipes
What makes these some of the best ham casseroles? These recipes are:
- Cozy and satisfying. If you’re looking for an all-in-one dinner idea, this hearty ham casserole is the way to go. These recipes are full of flavor and hit the spot, every time.
- Make-ahead friendly. Casserole recipes are great for making in advance and reheating for a quick and easy dinner.
- Great for using up leftovers. One of the best ways to use leftover ham is to mix it into a cozy ham casserole! It’s the perfect post-holiday meal, too.
What Is Ham?
Chances are you’ve eaten it before, but what actually is ham? Ham is a cut of pork leg that’s been preserved through the process of curing. As a result, ham usually comes already cooked or smoked and ready to eat (this is opposed to gammon, which is raw).
You’ll often find ham sold whole with the bone-in, brine-cured, or sliced deli meat-style. It’s a popular choice for holiday tables, but versatile enough to use for casual dinners, too.
Is Ham Good For You?
Ham is high in protein, essential amino acids, and nutrients, and when you trim away the fat, it’s pretty lean and low in calories. However, at the end of the day, ham is processed meat. Factors like the amount of salt used in the curing process, and preservatives like nitrates can have an effect on how healthy it is.
For these reasons, most health professionals recommend limiting our intake of processed meats such as ham, sausage, and bacon. As with most foods, it’s all about moderation!
14 Easy Casseroles to Make With Ham
Below you’ll find 14 easy and satisfying meal ideas featuring juicy, salty, smoky ham. Remember to scroll to the end for easy serving suggestions, plus storing and freezing tips!
Creamy Ham Casserole
This homemade casserole is filled with leftover ham, veggies, and lots of melty cheese. It’s a hearty meal for busy weeknights, with tons of flavor that the whole family will love.
Ham Casserole with Broccoli and Rice
A comforting and classic broccoli and rice casserole is infused with the smoky flavor of ham in this easy, crowd-pleasing meal idea. Serve it with a side of green salad for an effortless family dinner.
Overnight Ham Breakfast Casserole
An overnight breakfast casserole is the perfect holiday morning breakfast! Try this simple yet delicious recipe made with ham, flaky croissants, cream cheese, and a topping of crispy corn flakes.
Easy Ham Casserole
Chunks of ham and tender noodles come together in a silky cream sauce in this decadent ham casserole topped with crunchy Panko. This is an easy dinner idea that’s perfect for feeding a crowd!
Ham and Noodle Casserole
Upgrade your classic sour cream noodle bake with the addition of flavorful cooked ham! This recipe is cozy eating at it’s best, and so easy.
Leftover Ham and Noodle Casserole
Turn leftover ham into a one-pan meal with this recipe for a ham and noodle casserole that’s sure to wow at the dinner table. A delicious pasta bake is kicked up a notch thanks to chunky ham and lots of cheese!
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes With Ham
Who can resist a casserole dish full of bubbling cheesy scalloped potatoes? Wait until you try this version layered with juicy chopped ham!
Ham and Cheese Broccoli Casserole
Salty leftover ham, crisp-tender broccoli, and a generous amount of sharp cheddar cheese are all you need to turn a noodle bake into something extra hearty and delicious.
Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole
Whether you serve this ham casserole for brunch or dinner, one thing’s for certain: the combination of smoky ham and creamy, cheesy potatoes is impossible to resist!
Cheesy Ham Casserole
Stretch that holiday ham a little further in the days after the big day, and turn leftovers into this cheesy ham and pasta casserole. Baked in a mouthwatering homemade Dijon cream sauce, this casserole is a keeper!
Chicken & Ham Cordon Bleu Casserole
This is a creamy Chicken Cordon Bleu casserole recipe that the whole family is going to LOVE. Prepare to be obsessed with the juicy layers of chicken, ham, and rich cream sauce topped with crunchy breadcrumbs.
Ham Casserole Recipe
This is a classic and easy ham casserole that you can make once and eat for a week! Rich and satisfying, filled with ham, cheese, egg noodles, and sweet corn kernels.
Move over, chicken tetrazzini – there’s a new sheriff in town! Ham tetrazzini is a fun spin on the original pasta casserole that’s just as decadent and full of flavor, made with ham, parmesan, and mushrooms.
Leftover Ham Casserole
Your next weekday meal is sorted with this simple and scrumptious ham casserole recipe. Tender cooked noodles, ham, and veggies are tossed in a garlicky cream sauce and then baked to bubbling perfection.
What To Serve With Ham Casseroles
Lighten up a serving of cozy ham casserole with a side of Chopped Kale Salad, Asparagus, and Brussel Sprout Salad, or roasted vegetables.
For a heartier meal, pair your casserole with fresh Garlic Knots, a side of Homemade Biscuits, or Dinner Rolls. And when serving a ham breakfast casserole, you can’t go wrong with a side of crispy Pan Fried Potatoes or Skillet Home Fries!
Storing and Reheating Leftovers
Like any casserole, many of the recipes above are great to make ahead! Of course, it’s always a good idea to check the individual recipes for specific storage instructions to be sure. Here are a few general pointers when it comes to storing and reheating these casseroles:
- Most casseroles can be kept covered or stored airtight in the fridge for 3-4 days after they’re made.
- Reheat the casserole either whole or in portions in the oven or in the microwave until warmed through.
Can I Freeze a Ham Casserole?
Most casseroles are freezer-friendly, which makes them ideal for prepping and then storing for a busy weeknight. Some ingredients and casseroles freeze better than others, though, so always refer to the instructions in a particular recipe!
If you’re freezing your ham casserole for longer-term storage, wait until it’s completely cool before wrapping it or covering it tightly. Freeze the casserole, and when you’re ready to reheat it, thaw it in the fridge overnight before following the reheating instructions.
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