3.34 from 3 votes
Dump-and-Bake Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins

This easy ham and potato casserole is a perfect one dish meal for busy weeknights!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, ham, potatoes
Calories: 377.8 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 2 lbs. red potatoes (I used 5 medium potatoes), peeled and diced into bite-sized cubes
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ounce dry ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix just the dry seasoning
  • 1 can (10.75 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup (NOT diluted)
  • 8 ounces cooked, finely diced ham
  • ¾ cup crushed butter crackers I used 18 Ritz crackers
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • Optional garnish: chopped fresh parsley
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Spray an 8-inch or 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Place potatoes in the prepared dish.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together cream cheese, ranch seasoning, and condensed soup until completely combined. I use a handheld electric mixer to make sure that the cheese sauce is smooth.
  5. Pour cheese sauce over potatoes and toss to combine.
  6. Cover dish tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes (or just until potatoes are fork-tender). You don’t want to overcook the potatoes and make them mushy! NOTE: I used an enamelware pan, which tends to cook faster than other types of dishes. If you're using a glass, ceramic or heavier nonstick metal pan, you will need to increase the baking time for your potatoes. They may require up to 45-55 minutes to become tender, so just check on them periodically and pull them out when your dish is ready.

  7. While the potatoes are in the oven, prepare the crumb topping by combining cracker crumbs with melted butter.
  8. Remove potatoes from oven. Stir in ham. Sprinkle buttered cracker crumbs over top.
  9. Return dish to oven for 5-7 more minutes, or until topping is golden brown. Garnish with fresh parsley just before serving.
Recipe Notes

Cooking Just for Two? Cut the ingredients in half and bake in a small dish. The rest of the instructions remain the same.

Want to Prep Ahead? You can assemble the casserole through step 5, cover with foil, and keep in the refrigerator for a few hours (or up to overnight) before baking.

Nutrition Facts
Dump-and-Bake Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole
Amount Per Serving (1 /6 of the casserole)
Calories 377.8 Calories from Fat 181
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.1g 31%
Saturated Fat 9.9g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.3g
Cholesterol 66.3mg 22%
Sodium 1001.4mg 42%
Potassium 1110.4mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 37.6g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
Sugars 5.6g
Protein 14g 28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.