Hashbrown casserole is easy to make and tastes wonderful. Frozen hashbrowns, sour cream, and cheese makes for a wonderful side dish. This recipe was recently posted in the CopyKat Recipe exchange list. Thanks to Michele Blaylock for this great recipe.
Are you ever looking for a hash brown casserole with a little something more? We all love the Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole, its wonderful, and funeral potatoes are another great way to serve up frozen hash browns. This recipe for Glorified Hash Brown Casserole takes these to a new level. To this recipe we are adding fresh bell peppers and ham steak to turn this side dish into a full meal.
Great way to use up Left Over Ham
What I really like about this dish is that it is a great way to use up left over ham. I know sometimes when you make a whole ham you have bits and pieces left over. Sometimes it’s really hard to serve up left overs unless you remake them into something else. When I recycle a dish I really like to turn it into something else because I want to make it new. Using left over ham in this recipe turns ham into something new.
Variations for Glorified Hash Brown Casserole
You could also slip in another vegetable or two in this dish if you desire. Frozen peas or even some carrots would go well in this dish. You may even want to spice this up with a little bit of cayenne pepper, or even some garlic. Either will work just great. This dish also reheats well. I love dishes that reheat well. I sometimes I like to bring my lunch to work with me.
So with some left over ham, and a couple of fresh vegetables you can turn a package of frozen hash browns into a filling meal. This dish has the benefits of reheating nicely, and is quick and easy to put together.
Glorified Hash Brown Casserole
Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole with Ham
- 2 pounds hash browns frozen
- 10 ounces cream of celery soup
- 3/4 cup onion chopped
- 1 cup bell pepper chopped
- 2 cups ham diced
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese grated
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Saute onions, bell peppers, and ham until the onions are clear, and ham has browned. In a large bowl, combine hash browns sauteed ham and vegetables and 1 can on condensed soup. Stir until hash browns are coated.
- Pour potatoes into a 9 x 13-inch pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Sprinkle half of the cheese over the casserole and cover with foil. Bake for approximately 45 minutes, remove foil, add the remaining cheese and return to the oven, and cook for an additional 15 minutes. The cheese should begin to brown when the casserole is ready.