Tis the season if you are looking at a leftover spiral sliced ham and wondering what to do with the delicious leftover ham. My family are ham traditionalist which means spiral sliced ham for Christmas and Easter which we look forward to and thoroughly enjoy. Yet we find ourselves with leftover ham and combining the leftover ham with our family favorite of Cheesy Hashbrowns Deluxe is a budget stretching yummy combo.
With the price of a spiral glazed ham we definitely want to use every last morsel! What I love about this recipe is the flexibility to serve it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a side. I admit I love this combo so much I can eat it as a meal and have many times.
Ham And Cheesy Hashbrowns Deluxe
This is my families version of Hasbrowns Deluxe also know as cheesy hashbrowns. I use the tried and proven ingredients of hashbrown soup cream cheese as the base.
1 bag – two pounds, frozen hash browns
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 8 ounce bag of shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup diced ham (can add more or less)
1 pint of sour cream
1 stick of melted butter or margarine
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup Cornflake crumbs, crushed cornflakes or crushed potato chips for topping.
How To Make Ham And Cheesy Hashbrowns
- Defrost the hashbrowns ( I use the microwave.)
- Melt the butter in a large bowl.
- Combine all ingredients into the bowl with melted butter.
- Spread the Ham Cheesy Hashbrowns into a greased a 13 X 9 pan glass baking dish.
- Add the amount of topping of your choice. One cup to start and adjust to your liking.
- Bake at 350 degrees one hour to one and a half hours. Check after one hour.
I cover the dish for the first hour with aluminum foil to prevent the topping from getting too crispy. Uncover dish for the last half hour. Covering the pan will prevent the top from turning too brown while waiting for the potatoes to cook further.
Freezing Tip! This dish freezes very well. You can also easily halve the recipe for a smaller batch with a 8 X 8 glass baking dish. Enjoy what I consider to be the best hashbrown recipe !
Soft Food Version
Are you cooking for a person who needs a soft food diet? This is a wonderful recipe which can be easily adapted for a soft food diet. The Hashbrowns Deluxe soft food version is a staple and can be easily frozen for an easy side dish to defrost and warm anytime of the year.
Additional Recipes For Leftovers
For Ham: Potato Soup
For Chicken: PF Changs Copycat Recipe Lettuce Wraps
For More Chicken: Double Crusted Chicken Pot Pie