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Top 25 Best Ham Casserole Recipes | Leftovers 101

Whether you’re planning for a holiday potluck, big family brunch, or meal-prepping dinners for the week, you can’t go wrong with a solid collection of ham casserole recipes.

Ham is one of those super unique meats that covers a pretty wide range of flavor notes and textures – sweet, salty, savory, sometimes even spicy, chewy yet tender, and juicy yet dry.

It’s hard to explain how one slice of ham can cover all that ground, but somehow it does, and that’s why we love it for casseroles.

Ham casseroles are some of the most decadent; our theory is that it’s partly because of the qualities mentioned above and partly because of all the mouthwatering combinations you can use to create them.

You can use potatoes, cheese, green beans, eggs, pineapple, noodles, cabbage, rice, the list could go on and on, not to mention its propensity for leftovers.

We’re putting that theory to the test with this 25-recipe list, which includes Ham And Rice Bake With Cheese And Vegetables, Impossible Ham And Swiss Pie, and Pierogi Casserole.

This Cheesy Ham Casserole is simply irresistible—and we’re emphasizing the ‘simply.’

It’s easy to make, uses accessible ingredients, and tastes great, but our favorite thing about this recipe might be its capacity for variations and substitutions without diminishing its deliciousness.

Egg noodles are pretty much a requirement for classic comfort food, and this ham and noodle casserole fits the bill.

It’s thick, creamy, loaded with diced ham, seasoned with garlic powder, and garnished with fresh parsley, making it as stunning as it is satisfying.

Ham and rice may not seem a likely combination, but this recipe will make a believer out of even the most skeptical foodies.

Oodles of cheese and vegetables packed in this casserole alongside the ham and rice are a welcome addition and give the dish a full finish.

Casseroles with ham don’t have to be a highfalutin affair with the finest cut of pork; in fact, leftover ham works wonders for this culinary genre.

This recipe includes a homemade sauce, an impeccable harmony of seasonings, and a two-cheese blend to tie all the ingredients together. 

Almost every family has a cherished hashbrown casserole, but sometimes even the classics could use a facelift.

This cheesy ham and potato casserole takes the very best of a traditional hashbrown casserole and adds an ingredient extraordinaire: ham. 

While we’re on the topic of classic potato dishes that could use a little ham, let’s discuss this Potato Ham Au Gratin.

The ham is the icing on the cake, so to speak, adding the perfect amount of meaty, mouthwatering flavor to a dish full of decadent potatoes and caramelized onions.

If you’re searching for a ham casserole recipe that doesn’t pack quite as many carbs, you might consider swapping out your noodles or rice for cauliflower rice.

While the title only features ham and cauliflower rice, this recipe includes so much more than that, like broccoli and a sweet tang achieved by mustard powder. 

Potatoes and green beans are often paired together, but you don’t typically see the two alongside ham in a cheese sauce; this recipe changes all that.

This cheese Ham, Potato, and Green Bean Casserole is a traditional green bean casserole at heart with some very welcome additions, giving it that tried and true taste with a twist.

The best approach to liven up ham casserole ideas is to throw in fun variations of ingredients, i.e., tater tots versus potatoes. 

A Ham and Cheese Tater Tot Casserole gives a contemporary flair to a more conventional casserole, and the result is pure genius.

Casseroles are not just for supper time, as evidenced by this phenomenal breakfast casserole with ham and cheese.

It has all the fixings of a supper casserole, but the massive amount of eggs makes it something to behold among breakfast dishes.

Typically you see the word tetrazzini alongside chicken, but ham steps in and steals the show in this fantastically fresh spin on an age-old pasta dish.

You’ll enjoy mushrooms, spaghetti noodles, and a creamy sauce with notes of nutmeg and thyme within a ham bake casserole.

If you enjoy ham and pineapple on your pizza, you’ll no doubt go crazy for it in a ham casserole.

And if pineapple in pasta isn’t enough to pique your interest, this recipe includes broccoli, jalapeno, and Stovetop Stuffing.

What more can you ask for?

Asparagus looks and tastes great next to a slab of ham on a plate, so it makes perfect sense that the two would create the best ham casserole.

This casserole is practically a one-stop shop, containing stuffing, cream of mushroom soup, meat, veggies, cheese, milk, eggs, and mustard.

Penne is not exclusive to red sauce dishes, and this Baked Ham Penne Pasta in all of its white cream sauce glory proves it.

Actually, penne is the best choice for this homemade sauce in particular, as it allows the cream to ooze through the noodle and explode onto your tastebuds.

Ham casserole dishes don’t usually go hand-in-hand with a specialty pasta like tortellini, but the two are a match made in heaven.

Three-cheese stuffed tortellini and ham steak (or even leftover ham) are the perfect pair in this recipe’s thick and luxurious cream. 

The best thing about pot pies is that they have a little bit of everything, making ham that perfect pot pie meat because it goes well with, well, everything.

This Flaky and Buttery Ham Pot Pie recipe is as easy as it is delicious, using crescent rolls as the pie crust and simplifying instructions for the roux.

We know that traditional carbonara is not a casserole, but this recipe revitalizes an age-old dish and bakes it into something new.

It’s very veggie-forward, but it leaves you feeling full and satisfied all while replacing the classic noodles with zoodles, a.k.a. zucchini noodles.

Since we’re highlighting standard dishes with a flair for ham, it’s a great time to feature this Ham and Cheese Lasagna. 

All the time-honored lasagna traits are flipped on their heads with a Monterey Jack cheese sauce and chunks of ham instead of beef, but the flavor profile is just as fulfilling as the original.

For those who have a passion for fettuccine alfredo, we’ve included a Creamy Ham Fettuccine Casserole.

This recipe has all the makings of a fan favorite, with ham, peas, mozzarella, and bread crumb topping.

When it comes to recipes for ham casserole, it doesn’t get much better than those that include croissants.

Their sweet and flaky base paired with the savory ham and eggs makes for one of our favorite brunch recipes yet.

If you’re in the mood for a brunch that’s not as heavy and feels a bit more fresh, this Hash Brown Egg Casserole dials back the bread and packs in peppers instead.

Bell peppers in breakfast food are everything, and when they’re fantastically baked with ham and hashbrowns in an egg base, you can’t ask for much more.

Yes, we are living for breakfast ham casseroles right now, but don’t let that distract you from the final (phenomenal) breakfast/brunch dish on our list.

This casserole is as close to a deconstructed ham and cheese hot pocket as you can get —only you can top this one with breakfast gravy.

Drooling yet?

Casseroles may not seem like a balanced meal, but this recipe includes almost all food groups without sacrificing flavor.

Pairing peas and ham is not a new concept, but the bowtie pasta and creamy cream of chicken soup are an excellent update for an already popular entree.

Impossible is the best word to describe this recipe, not because it’s impossible to make but because it’s impossible to forget.

Out of all the diced ham casserole recipes, this ham and swiss pie take the cake; it’s simple, unbelievably tasty, and ready in less than an hour.

Some lists put their favorites up at the top, but sometimes we like to save the best for last.

Pierogi Casserole is the ham recipe you didn’t know you needed in your life.

The dumplings, the cream of mushroom sauce, the mounds of melty cheese – just try to say no.

So there you have it; 25 recipes that show just how funky you can get within the ham casserole genre.

While they’re all easy, cost-effective, and satisfying, they also have distinct differences that set them apart.

These casseroles live up to the ham hype, from ham and cheese lasagna to potato ham au gratin.

Check out our version of Tater To Casserole, Kale And Leek Rice Casserole, and straightforward Ground Beef Casserole.

And oh—for more casserole ideas, you better not miss out on these 21 Potato Casseroles and 30 Keto Casserole Recipes, too!

25 BEST Casseroles With Ham 🍴

25 BEST Casseroles With Ham 🍴

Grab a picnic ham or leftover spiral cut and you are ready for a next-level ham casserole!


  • Cheesy Ham Casserole
  • Ham And Noodle Casserole
  • Ham And Rice Bake With Cheese And Vegetables
  • Leftover Ham Casserole
  • Cheesy Ham And Potato Casserole
  • Potato Ham Au Gratin
  • Ham Casserole With Cauliflower Rice
  • Cheesy Ham, Potato, And Green Bean Casserole
  • Ham And Cheese Tater Tot Casserole
  • Breakfast Casserole With Ham And Cheese
  • Ham Tetrazzini
  • Ham Pineapple Casserole
  • Ham And Asparagus Casserole
  • Baked Ham Penne Pasta
  • One Pan Ham And Cheese Tortellini
  • Flaky And Buttery Ham Pot Pie
  • Ham Carbonara
  • Ham And Cheese Lasagna
  • Creamy Ham Fettuccine Casserole
  • Ham And Cheese Croissant Casserole
  • Hash Brown Egg Casserole
  • Ham And Cheese Breakfast Casserole With Biscuits
  • Ham And Peas Bow Tie Pasta
  • Impossible Ham And Swiss Pie
  • Pierogi Casserole


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