If you find yourself with a surplus of ham, you might be unsure how to use it before it goes bad. Since ham is known to have abundant amounts of protein and nutrients, you surely don’t want it to go to waste! It can be challenging to incorporate it into a meal in a meaningful way, whether it's deli ham slices or diced pieces from a large baked ham. While adding it to a pizza or baked potato is possible, casseroles are an excellent option to make ham a central part of the dish.
Furthermore. casseroles are extremely useful since you can serve the meal in the dish you bake it in. They're easy to transport, and you can make them with various ingredients and textures. See? There is more than one reason why you need to give these ham casseroles a try. We’ve rounded up a good number of recipes to ensure that you can easily find one that suits your taste. In fact, you’ll appreciate that some have pasta, some have rice, and others are delicious eggy casseroles that you can serve for breakfast or brunch. Keep on reading to find amazing ham casserole recipes that will make your tastebuds dance with joy!
Our breakfast casserole recipe contains diced ham, egg whites, cheese, peppers, onions, and more! However, the best part is the biscuits that line the casserole dish. We love this recipe because it's family-friendly and incredibly easy to serve since all you have to do is cut it into squares when it’s done! The ham tastes absolutely phenomenal alongside all of the veggies. It is the perfect way to get your day started!
This ham casserole is unique because quinoa is the star of the recipe, but it also has many other unique components. For example, the casserole has Swiss cheese, ham, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire, and Panko breadcrumbs. This meal is the ultimate balance of hearty and light, so it’s the best of both worlds. We recommend you serve it with green beans or creamed corn after you garnish it with fresh herbs!
This recipe by Taste & Tell is comprised of basic yet delicious ingredients, guaranteeing that everyone will love it! For example, you make it with ricotta cheese, onions, spinach, ham, and pasta. Specifically, it’s incredible with pasta shells, but you can use any type of pasta you have on hand. We love that you can make the mixture on the stovetop, so it only needs to brown in the oven! It’ll be ready before you know it.
Here is a healthy, nutrient-rich dish that your family will love. It has comforting ingredients like orzo pasta, cheddar cheese, and fried onions. However, it also has plenty of kale and broccoli, which give it substance. The orzo provides the dish with a special texture, making it different than the average ham casserole! We believe the best way to garnish this is with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and fresh cracked black pepper.
Tater tot casserole, for breakfast? Why not! This casserole is filled with protein, thanks to the eggs, cheese, and ham! Of course, you can’t forget the tater tots, which give it a scrumptious, crunchy texture. This meal is great because you can even prep it the night before, so it's all ready to go for you in the morning! Serve it with a tall glass of orange juice or fresh fruit to make it complete!
Indulge in the flavors of cream cheese, tangy sour cream, savory ham, and crispy bacon when you try this casserole. It also has chunky pieces of potato and finely chopped green onions. Whether you're looking for a scrumptious main course for dinner or a delightful side dish for a neighborhood gathering, this casserole is the perfect choice. For utmost satisfaction, make sure you serve it piping hot because it is the best quality when fresh!
If you go crazy over mac and cheese, you’re not alone! This recipe will thrill any mac and cheese fan, as it has loads of cheesiness and diced ham to give it more flavor. The secret ingredient is the cheddar cheese soup, which makes it ultra-velvety in consistency. Say goodbye to dry macaroni when you try this recipe out. Serve it with grilled veggies or potato wedges if you want something to pair it with.
Here is another recipe that has quinoa, except this dish also has white cheddar, broccoli, carrots, and garlic. This meal comes out of the oven with the cheese bubbling on the sides. Could it get any better? It’ll be hard to resist taking a heaping scoop of this saucy casserole! We suggest that you serve it with a nice side salad to balance out the meal since the casserole is plenty hefty.
We bet you didn’t think to put ham in a lasagna, and that’s okay because this recipe will help you out! The Kitchen Is My Playground posted this ham lasagna casserole recipe that has a creamy white sauce and layers of yummy noodles. In between the layers, you’ll find ham, mushrooms, Monterey jack cheese, and cottage cheese, which is incredibly good for you. We suggest you serve it with garlic bread!
10. Ham Tetrazzini
Have you ever had Tetrazzini? It is a cream-based casserole that you usually make with diced chicken, except, of course, this recipe uses ham instead! Other elements include onions, mushrooms, cream cheese, spaghetti, and peas. The surplus of spices ensures that each bite of sauce has impressive levels of flavor. You can serve this for dinner and then eat it for lunch the next day! What a dream, right?
We can guarantee our ham casserole recipe will catch your attention because it is certainly above average! Some of the best ingredients are pasta, fresh pineapple pieces, and ham. You can use deli ham and chop it small or use cubed ham. Either work! Not to mention, you also top the casserole with coconut flakes which makes it extra-tropical. Your kids will eat every last bite off of their plates, no doubt!
Here is a ham casserole that works as a side dish, so you no longer need to wonder what you’ll bring to family gatherings. It has an unending savory flavor due to the vegetables, cheese, onions, ham, and cream of chicken soup! This recipe wouldn’t be the same without the butter and sour cream because they make it plenty rich. Serve this as an accompaniment for baked chicken, meatloaf, or holiday foods.
This recipe is an egg noodle ham casserole by Sizzling Eats that will take your breath away! It has a creamy and spicy harmony because of the spicy brown mustard and Swiss cheese. There are also some vegetables in there, so it’s nutritious too! Enjoy this as a light dinner or pair it with sides such as steamed broccoli or sauteed spinach. It’s super quick, as it only takes 20 minutes to cook!
This delectable casserole is a delight for the taste buds. The dish boasts a unique flavor that comes from the combination of savory ham and an assortment of fresh vegetables. The crust, made with croissant dough, adds a buttery and flaky texture to the dish, while the addition of thyme provides an herby taste that elevates the flavor profile. Additionally, this complete meal does not require additional side dishes, making preparation a breeze.
You’ll be amazed to know that this recipe is an incredible fusion of cornbread casserole and ham casserole! It has healthy ingredients, like no-salt-added corn, nonfat sour cream, ham, and eggs. The cornbread is made with corn muffin mix, so you don’t need to spend too much time in the kitchen making it from scratch. Then again, if you want to use homemade cornbread batter, go ahead! You have plenty of wiggle room with this dish.
This quinoa and ham bake is special because it has few ingredients but still tastes delicious, proving that you don't need a long list of ingredients to make a flavorful dish. With spinach, quinoa, ham, and cheese, all you need is a bit of spice to make everything come together. Serve this as a side dish or as a main course, depending on what portion size you prefer!
Who doesn’t love a simple rice casserole? This recipe pairs parmesan, butter, and green onions with the ham to make the meat extra delectable. It does take over an hour to cook, so you’ll need to plan accordingly, but the prep is extremely easy. When it's done, dig into the melted cheese topping and find your way to the saucy rice and ham. We don’t doubt that your loved ones will relish it!
It doesn’t get any easier than this! This tasty casserole only requires four basic ingredients: eggs, ham, shredded cheese, and seasonings. Since you bake it, the eggs turn out extremely soft, almost like an omelet. If you want, you can even sprinkle on additional cheese, then pop it back in the oven, so you have a cheesy top layer! Serve this for breakfast and top it with salsa, sour cream, or fresh avocado slices.
This ham casserole is the ultimate side dish. If you’re a fan of scalloped potatoes, you’ll love them with the addition of ham! This dish has a creamy sauce that you make from milk, flour, seasonings, and cheese. You can use leftover ham slices or diced pieces, which makes it versatile. When you dig into this dish, you can taste layers and layers of meat and potatoes! We suggest you sprinkle chives atop it when it’s ready.
Here’s a lovely keto-friendly casserole that you’ll be proud to serve to your family. It's not only healthy, but it takes little effort to get it in the oven and bake so that you can focus on other things. With cream cheese, cauliflower, broccoli, and ham, it fills your body with plenty of nutrients while being incredibly savory. The best part is that it only takes 20 minutes to cook!
This recipe by The Kitchen Magpie is the perfect solution when you don’t know what to make for dinner. It’s got a little bit of pasta, some creamy mushroom soup, and chopped ham to complement the seasonings. It’s also so easy to customize because you can use any pasta shape you want. Or how about adding some corn? Or green beans? There really is so much you can do with it!
When we say that this casserole is impressive, we absolutely mean it! It has ham, sour cream, Swiss cheese, and chopped chicken. But it doesn’t stop there. Its presentation is marvelous because it has a crunchy top layer that you make with Ritz crackers crumbs. So, you have plenty of crispy texture to counteract the creamy filling. Serve this with Caesar salad or mixed veggies to make it a complete meal.
Yep, you read that right; it’s a dump-and-bake casserole! We love making these types of casseroles. This specific recipe has loads of yummy components like white rice, cream of chicken soup, and diced ham. The cheese and the broccoli really top it all off. This dish is pleasantly juicy; you can even serve it in a bowl. Top it with fried onions or crushed tortilla chips for a unique garnish!
This ham and rice casserole is amazing because it uses cauliflower rice instead of regular. So, if you are watching your carb count, it's perfect for you. Not to mention, it has spinach too, which makes it more filling. When you’re ready to serve this dish, the cheese has a gorgeous golden color to it. Sprinkle on fresh parsley or rosemary to give it an herby twist that complements the ingredients.
Our casserole version of the famous Monte Cristo sandwich is fantastic since it’s only 7 points per serving for WW! It's super fun to make, so the kids can get in on it too. Some top ingredients are lean sliced deli ham, eggs, and reduced-fat croissants. Of course, it wouldn’t be Monte Cristo style if we didn’t include Swiss cheese, so there is plenty of that too. This is perfect for lazy weekends!
You can get the full recipe for this delicious monte cristo bake below.
25 Delicious Ham Casserole Recipes
- 1 package of Pillsbury reduced fat croissants
- 4 oz lean deli ham sliced
- 2.5 oz reduced fat swiss cheese sliced
- 8 eggs
- ¾ cup milk I used 1%
- 1 tablespoon fat free mayonnaise
- Dash of salt & pepper
- Bake the croissants as directions on package states, you can bake them up earlier in the day or even the night before.
- Once the croissants have cooled, preheat oven to 350F and spray a 9x13 casserole dish with some non stick spray.
- Cut open the 8 croissants, spread the mayonnaise evenly between all 8, then cut the deli ham and swiss cheese and divide evenly over the 8 croissants.
- Cut each sandwich into 4 pieces then spread pieces out in the casserole dish covering all areas.
- In a large measuring cup or bowl whisk together the eggs and milk then add a dash of salt & pepper. Pour egg mixture over the croissants being sure to cover all areas.
- Cover with tinfoil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, then remove foil and bake another 10 min.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes then cut into 6 equal servings, each one weighing approx 6oz.
- *Note, I kept the recipe more traditional for a monte cristo sandwich but feel free to add in some veggies if you wish.
- *This recipe will freeze well and leftovers should be kept in the fridge