5-Ingredient Ham & Potato Casserole Recipe: A Fantastic Budget Dinner Recipe by Ann Marie Patitucci

5-Ingredient Ham & Potato Casserole Recipe: A Fantastic Budget Dinner Recipe

If you’ve read a few of my recipes, you likely know that I live with a couple of carnivores, my husband and younger son. My older son and I are herbivores; we’re not vegetarian but we prefer carbs, fruits and vegetables. That said, all of my boys love pork. I make a pretty good (and easy) honey-glazed ham if I do say so myself, and I enjoy it, too. We usually have it just once a year on Easter and I was just thinking that I should make it more often.

I was also thinking about how I hate to throw food away, especially with grocery prices being higher and food banks working hard to meet people’s food needs. So I came up with a simple idea: I’d bake a ham and then use the leftovers in a potato and ham casserole.

I happen to have the easiest ham and potato casserole recipe ever. If you are looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner, this definitely fits the bill (the frozen potatoes make a big difference). If you are a meat-and-potatoes person or family, this might be a nice twist on that. If you’re looking for a way to use leftover ham, look no further. And if you’d like two dinners that work together and prevent waste, then make the ham and follow it with the casserole the next night (just note that cooked ham only lasts about five to seven days in the fridge). If you have leftover casserole, serve it for breakfast!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 


  • 4 cups (32 ounces) frozen potatoes (either plain or with onions and peppers)
  • 1 1/2 cups ham, cubed (about 3/4-inch pieces)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend
  • 1 can (10.5 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. Spoon the mixture into a 2-quart baking dish that's been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. 
  2. Bake in a preheated 375-degree F oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. 

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Donna John
Delicious!!! If you don't have leftover ham, buy it at your grocery store's deli case.

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