Gluten Free Living – 2019
Hash Brown Potato Casserole with Ham is so, so wonderful. This is one of those breakfast casseroles you just can’t get enough of. It consists of hash brown potatoes, ham, onion, red bell pepper, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream and eggs. This is NOT your traditional Hash Brown Potato Casserole at all. This one contains half-and-half, eggs and cream cheese so it cooks up more like a potato souffle. It is really something special.
Back in January one of the folks in our care group brought this casserole. It’s designed to be a slow cooker recipe. But even after cooking on high for 3-4 hours the recipe was still soupy. She microwaved it until she got it somewhat set and brought it anyway. She was angry about it and said she’d never make it again. But I thought even with all those problems, the recipe had real potential. It just needed to be cooked a lot longer than originally stated.
Instead of making it in the slow cooker, I decided to try my hand it at in the oven. It took almost 1 1/2 to two hours in the oven to cook it sufficiently. But it was wonderful. It was so wonderful I made it a couple of times. I made it again for our care group. I also made it for our Young Adult (college-age) folks when I served them breakfast after church one Sunday. It was a huge hit. I also made Sausage Biscuits and Gravy, Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole, Cheesy O’Brien Egg Scramble and Chocolate Chip Donuts.
I refrigerated the casserole overnight. But you can also cook this right after you prepare it. If you do so, the cook time will be shortened. If you want to make this recipe in the slow cooker, I recommend adding about two hours to either the low or high heat settings. I will tell you, I was really glad I started this casserole early and allowed extra time. If you choose to bake it, start it in the oven two hours before you plan dinner and that should work.
The length of baking time is the only thing about this recipe that you will have difficulty with. The recipe itself is absolutely awesome and one we certainly plan to make frequently. I chose to make this as a breakfast item, but you could certainly make this as a side dish if you wanted to.
Another nice thing about the recipe is it’s gluten free. So for those in your family who have gluten intolerance, this is a great side dish to make. Hash Brown Potato Casserole with Ham is truly one of the tastiest casseroles we’ve tried in awhile. I hope you give it a try for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day breakfast. You’re family is sure to rave over it like all of our company did.
Hash Brown Potato Casserole with Ham is totally awesome!
Every bite is mouthwatering.
We loved all the cheesy deliciousness of this breakfast casserole.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Combine hash browns, part of the cheddar cheese, ham, onion, and bell pepper in a mixing bowl.
Stir ingredients to combine.
Whisk eggs in a separate mixing bowl.
Add half-and-half, sour cream, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Whisk again to combine.
Add cubed cream cheese and stir again.
Combine liquid ingredients with hash brown ingredients in large mixing bowl.
Stir to combine.
Spray a 9×13″ baking dish with cooking spray. Add hash brown mixture. I refrigerated the casserole overnight at this point.
Bake at 350 for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until mixture is set. If you do not refrigerate the casserole overnight, it may not take more than an hour to bake fully.
Add remaining cheddar cheese and chopped green onions.
Bake an additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese melts entirely.
I served Hash Brown Potato Casserole with Ham with a Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole. Both were so delicious.
Here’s the recipe.
HASH BROWN POTATO CASSEROLE WITH HAM
(Recipe adapted from Becky Crocker, Ovilla Road Baptist Church, Ovilla, TX; source: Katie Lee, Food Network)
Hash Brown Potato Casserole with Ham is rich and creamy. We loved all the cheese in this casserole.
This is a great casserole for a weekend, company or holiday breakfast.
This casserole was terrific served with Sausage Cheese Grits Casserole.