Overnight Ham and Egg Casserole Recipe
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Overnight Ham and Egg Casserole Recipe

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I love how easy it is to assemble this savory egg casserole. Putting it together the night before really frees up my time the next morning. —Jennifer Howell, Fort Collins, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES:9 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour + standing
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Salsa, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 203 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 175 mg cholesterol, 407 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.


  1. In a greased 8-in. square baking dish, layer the hash browns, ham, chilies and cheeses. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and pepper; pour over the casserole. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5-10 minutes. Serve with salsa if desired. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Overnight Egg Casserole in Simple & Delicious March/April 2006, p41

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

"Not a fan on this one. Dry and the potatoes were grainy."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"We really enjoyed this for breakfast this morning, and I will definitely make it again. The only improvement that I can think of is breaking up the potato layer...it's a little dense. So the next time I make this casserole, I'll split the ingredients and do two series of layers. I think that will make a better distribution of flavors as well."

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

"I have NO CLUE where positive ratings for this recipe are coming from. The addition of milk to the eggs and raw overly processed "potatoes" out of the freezer makes for a spongy, slightly watery, texture. I think this recipe can be improved upon greatly, but not without work. The hashbrowns need to be cooked - even though they are overly processed and frozen. The hashbrowns should also be tossed with the ham and green chiles. Layering does not work. With that said, the cheese should be mixed in with the egg to distribute evenly. In addition to that, I understand the reason for using milk to cut the fat in an already overly fattening food, but seriously, you need to use at least half & half to get a good texture. The texture IS NOT working for this dish. I really had high hopes for this recipe and am greatly disappointed."

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"This was so tasty and very easy to make."

Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

"I tested eight different egg casseroles to find just the right one to serve. I enlisted my neighbors to help me in the tasting. This recipe was everyone's favorite. Thank you for sharing."

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