Mashed Potatoes with Ham

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Nov. 29, 2023
This ham and mashed potatoes recipe evolved from scalloped potatoes, which are tasty but time-consuming to bake. Instead, I warmed up leftover mashed potatoes, then decided to throw in some ham to save a dish. The next time I made it, I added a cheese and crumb topping to give this casserole an appealing golden look. —Kathy Giesbrecht, Prespatou, British Columbia


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups hot mashed potatoes (prepared with milk with butter)
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup crushed cornflakes


  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine onion and 1 tablespoon of butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes or until tender, stirring once. Add potatoes, ham, onion salt and pepper; mix well. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and cornflakes; dot with remaining butter. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 15 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 349 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 1020mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 6g fiber), 16g protein.