Broccoli-Ham Hot Dish Recipe
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Broccoli-Ham Hot Dish Recipe

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One of my best friends shared this recipe with me. My family loves it because it includes one of our favorite vegetables—broccoli. For potluck, it's a delicious and colorful way to use up leftover ham. —Margaret Wagner Allen Abingdon, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen cut broccoli
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 2 cups fresh bread crumbs (about 2-1/2 slices)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1-1/2 pounds fully cooked ham, cubed
  • Shredded cheddar or Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 379 calories, 19 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 1583 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 22 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook broccoli according to package directions; drain. Spoon rice into a 13x9-in. baking pan. Place broccoli over rice.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of melted butter over the bread crumbs and set aside. In remaining butter, saute onion until soft. Add flour, salt and pepper, stirring constantly until blended; stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Add ham.
  3. Pour over rice and broccoli. Sprinkle with crumbs. Bake 30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese; let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Broccoli-Ham Hot Dish in Taste of Home April/May 1993, p31

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

"I've been making this since the recipe came out in the 1990s! and sometimes make double the breadcrumbs and milk mixture. This recipe is AMAZING!"

Reviewed May. 14, 2012

"I have made this again; it is still very good! This time I made it for someone else,so I put ham in it as well as half cooked broccoli and half cooked cauliflower and used 1can of cream of broccoli and cheese soup and 1 soup can of milk. Thank you again for this recipe!"

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2012

"This was easy to make and tasted oh so yummy! I didn't add all the milk (just over 2 cups) and substituted the fresh bread crumbs for Panko bread crumbs (to make it a bit crispy) and then put it back in the oven after I sprinkled the swiss cheese on it so that it all melted together! So good and will definitely make again."

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"I made a few modifications to this & it received RAVE REVIEWS! Instead of the milk gravy, I used 2 cans condensed soup (cream of chicken & onion - what I had on hand). I sauteed the onion in a teaspoon olive oil w/ garlic, added the ham; stirred in 2 cans soup & 1 can milk. Seasoned w/ pepper. Poured over rice & broccoli. Topped with a generous handful of cheddar cheese. No breadcrumbs, butter, or flour! Delish!!"

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2009

"This is very good; I use chicken or turkey only because I don't like ham. Is there any way I can make this in a slow cooker?? I have a potluck to go to and am not sure what to bring, but this is good and will feed a lot of people. Thanks for posting this recipe."

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