Cheesy Shredded Potato Casserole with Ham and Peas

This hearty shredded potato casserole is made with hash brown potatoes, ham, peas, eggs, onions, and cheese. Serve for an easy weeknight dinner the family will love.

What’s better than potatoes and ham for dinner? I suspect this recipe was originally dreamed up as a way to use up leftovers around the house and turn out a decent dinner for hungry farm hands.

This is a versatile recipe as you could substitute beef or chicken in place of the ham or use corn instead of the peas. I used frozen shredded hash brown potatoes in this version, but you could also grate raw peeled potatoes and it would turn out just fine.

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One of the things I found interesting is this recipe does not call for a cream soup. Next time I make this I may experiment with adding a can of cream of chicken soup as it will help thicken the sauce.

This recipe is from my mom’s recipe box collection.

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Preparing the shredded potato base
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Preparing the ham, pea, and cheese filling
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Close up of this colorful casserole.
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Ready to dig in!

Shredded Potato Casserole


Shredded Potato Casserole with Ham Peas and Cheese

This hearty shredded potato casserole is made with ham, peas, eggs, onions, and cheese. Serve for an easy weeknight dinner the family will love.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shredded potato casserole
Servings: 6
Author: Laura Warnke


  • 2 cups chopped cooked ham
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed and drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 4 slightly beaten eggs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion OR 1 Tablespoon minced dried onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

For Potato Layer:

  • 24 ounces Ore Ida shredded hash brown potatoes thawed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 9" x 13" glass baking dish with vegetable oil spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the ham, peas, cheese, milk, eggs, onion, salt, and pepper. Mix well and place to the side.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine the thawed shredded potatoes and the remaining cheddar cheese.
  • Press the potato mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of the glass baking dish.
  • Pour the vegetable and ham filling on top of the shredded potatoes.
  • Bake uncovered for 45-50 minutes or until the center is set.
  • Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with a crusty bread.

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