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Broccoli-Ham Hot Dish Recipe

Broccoli-Ham Hot Dish Recipe

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 Allen, Abingdon, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 379 calories, 19g fat (10g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 1583mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

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Lizandjuan User ID: 716309 699
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!"

jslvsclf User ID: 919747 346
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!"

Maui5609 User ID: 6522416 539
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."

abrgs User ID: 5792198 1083
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!!"

jslvsclf User ID: 919747 919
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."

kbbuckl2 User ID: 3728320 169
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2009

"Tastes great.....I would cut the recipe in half and reduce the rice."

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