I found this recipe in a Taste of Home Magazine and it is absolutely to die for. Generally, when trying a new recipe for the first time I make it exactly as the recipe states. The only thing I added to this recipe was the addition of Garlic Salt. It's a must have for me when having any potatoes. This would probably be good with sausage or bacon, but I don't think as good. The ham gives it a great smoky flavor. We are not big on onions, but for onion lovers, I would imagine they would be a nice addition. For those that want their potatoes really brown on top, I would also recommend putting them under the broiler. I think I'll try that next time. My kids love it when I make breakfast for dinner so once a month we do that. I made pancakes to go with it and there was plenty left over. It is easily reheated in the microwave and the left overs taste great! Hope you enjoy!