10 Great Casseroles on a Budget

Hash Brown Casserole (Ham)

Yield: 6 servings

This one is an obvious breakfast choice, but it would do just as well for brunch or breakfast-for-dinner. The ingredients are reasonably priced, and most of them will live to see another meal. It's a healthy casserole and, since it relies on frozen hash browns and pre-cooked ham, an especially quick and easy option.

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  • 3 cups frozen shredded hash-brown potatoes
  • 11/2 cups (6 ounces) finely chopped extra-lean ham
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly coat 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Layer potatoes, ham, cheese and onions in dish. Gradually whisk milk into flour in small bowl. Stir in egg substitute and pepper. Pour over all. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 55 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes before serving.

(For nutritional information, see TLC Cooking.)

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