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Ham Sham Spud Leftover Ham Casserole

Create this Leftover Ham Casserole using cauliflower instead of potatoes.
Faux Potato Leftover Ham Casserole Recipe - Looking for a recipe for leftover ham from Easter? Try this cheesy Ham Sham Spud Leftover Ham Casserole that is made with cauliflower instead of potatoes.

When I had a lot of leftover Easter ham I was searching for a low carb recipe that I could use it in. I came across this Creamy Ham & “Potato” recipe from (my favorite) Linda’s Low Carb site.

I adjusted the recipe a little bit and call it Ham Sham Spud Leftover Ham Casserole. It might be a sham of a recipe, but it is hearty and tastes great!

Ham reminds me of the holidays when I was growing up.

I do not remember eating a lot of ham, other than at Christmas and Easter. We certainly did not eat it loaded with cheese like this. 

I grew up out in the west, so our meals were high in vegetables and fruit and low in meat. I must say that I have adapted to the meat and potatoes of the Midwest just fine, although I still eat a lot of produce.

Ham Sham Spud Leftover Ham Casserole Recipe

The recipe calls for fresh or frozen cauliflower, sour cream, heavy cream, cream cheese, ham, and cheese. Yes, that is a lot of creamy goodness!

We are huge cheese fans. Therefore, I used four cups when I made it, but you can easily cut it back to two cups.

This recipe is very similar to the Mockafoni & Cheese recipe I posted but it tastes so different! This is very yummy!

This recipe is perfect to make using ham leftovers from holiday meals. Sometimes I buy a ham just for this recipe. 

It is good comfort food. It is a great way to get your family to eat cauliflower.

They will think they are eating potatoes and also ask you for seconds. Just do no tell them that it is cauliflower until after the meal.
Ham & Sham Spud Leftover Ham Casserole Recipe - Looking for a recipe for leftover ham from Easter? Try this cheesy Ham Sham Spud Leftover Ham Casserole that is made with cauliflower instead of potatoes.

Ham Sham Spud Leftover Ham Casserole

Ham Sham Spud Leftover Ham Casserole

Check out this low-carb ham and faux potato casserole. People won't realize that is it not potato.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 2 pounds frozen or fresh cauliflower
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups of diced leftover ham
  • 2-4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • pepper


  1. Cook the cauliflower and drain it well.
  2. Chop the cauliflower up a little bit.
  3. Grease a 9x12 casserole dish.
  4. Mix 1/2 of the cheese, softened cream cheese, and the heavy cream in the dish until well combined
  5. Mix in the ham and then the cauliflower.
  6. Cover with the remaining cheese.
  7. Bake at 350º for 35-45 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1493Total Fat: 101gSaturated Fat: 59gCholesterol: 349mgSodium: 3070mgCarbohydrates: 29gSugar: 12gProtein: 111g

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posted 10 April 213


Tuesday 23rd of April 2013

Made this for dinner tonight and it was totally yum!! We're cheeseheads too, so used the whole 4 cups!! Very yum. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I'm going to pin it on my 5 star board. I'm not a blogger, just a reader, so that's the best I can do!!


Monday 22nd of April 2013

The topping looks PERFECT and yummy!

Thanks for partying with me last week! Can't wait to party with you again tomorrow evening at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

Saturday 20th of April 2013

Diana,This looks really good. Another great recipe. Thanks so much for sharing at this weeks Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.Have a great weekend.Debi and Charly


Thursday 18th of April 2013

Great low carb recipe! Pinned to my MM board. Thanks for sharing at this week's party, Diana!

Julie @ This Gal Cooks

Janine LaTulippe

Wednesday 17th of April 2013

Yum! Those look amazing. Anything that has potatoes, cream, and cheese has to be good! Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

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