Cheesy Leftover Ham Casserole

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by PSU Lioness

I came up with this one to use up all of the Christmas ham that didn't get eaten. The only thing I might recommend is adding a little bit of salt or maybe garlic powder, but I am posting it as I made it because my step-daughter actually ate 2 helpings and that rarely happens. I hope you enjoy!

Top Review by breezermom

I basically followed the recipe, but made some changes. I halved the recipe, using 1 cup of diced ham. I used the full can of cheddar cheese soup (didn't have broccoli cheddar), and added 2 cups of steamed broccoli florets to even it out. I sauteed onions, celery, and garlic and added to the soup mixture. Since I added so much broccoli, I left the peas out. I topped half the dish with crushed croutons and topped the other half with toasted sliced almonds. This is comfort food.....very satisfying and filling. Thanks for helping me use up my leftover ham and broccoli that needed to be used! Made for Bargain Basement tag game. Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups cooked rice (I used the 10 minute Success Boil-in-Bag whole grain rice)
  • 1 -2 cup cooked ham, depending on how much you had leftover (the one that I used was a spiral sliced honey ham)
  • 1 (10 ounce) canbroccoli cheddar cheese soup, condensed
  • 34-1 cup milk
  • 14 cup sour cream
  • 12 cup French-fried onions
  • 1 (15 ounce) can peas
  • 12 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 14 cup French-fried onions
  • 12 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 14 cup crouton, finely crushed (measured AFTER the croutons have been crushed)


  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Pull or dice ham into small pieces.
  4. Place rice in a 13x9" baking dish and top with ham and stir to combine. Use as much or as little ham as you would like. I used almost 2 cups because I had a lot leftover from Christmas dinner.
  5. In a large bowl, mix broccoli cheddar soup, milk and sour cream. Start with 3/4 c milk and add more if you would like it a little runnier. I prefer my soup base a little thicker.
  6. Stir 1/2 c french fried onions, peas and 1/2 c cheddar cheese into the soup mixture.
  7. When combined, pour the soup mixture over the rice/ham mixture and stir well, but gently, to combine.
  8. Sprinkle 1/2 c cheddar cheese over the rice/soup mixture.
  9. Top this with 1/4 c (or more) french fried onions.
  10. In a plastic bag, crush croutons. It took about 1/4 bag of croutons to get 1/4 cup of crushed croutons (and I used the cheesy garlic flavor).
  11. Sprinkle crushed croutons over top of all.
  12. Bake, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes or until the edges start to get bubbly and it is heated through.

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