Ham and Potato Hash

Ham and potato hash is a perfect side dish for fried eggs and a fantastic way to use up leftover ham. Plus, the recipe is easy to make!

Leftover Ham and Potato Hash

Simply Recipes / Elise Bauer

Sunday breakfasts are a favorite activity around here. More like a brunch, they are usually somewhat more elaborate and filling that what we eat for breakfast during the week.

Ham and potato hash is a perfect side dish for fried eggs; easy to cook, and a great way to use up leftover ham!

What Ham to Use in This Recipe

This recipe is so versatile. Use chopped leftover ham, a diced ham steak, or a package of pre-diced ham. In a pinch, you can use deli ham, but only if it's thickly sliced.

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From the Editors Of Simply Recipes

Ham and Potato Hash

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled

  • 1 cup finely diced cooked ham

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried crumbled thyme


  1. Partially cook the potatoes, then dice:

    Cut the potatoes in half and cook in a saucepan of simmering water until not quite done and still firm, about 10 minutes. Rinse in cold water to stop cooking. Drain. Dice to 1/2-inch thick pieces. Set aside.

  2. Cook the onion and bell pepper in butter:

    Melt butter in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-low to medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the chopped bell pepper and cook another 2 minutes.

    Simple Tip!

    The hash will brown better in a cast iron pan than in a stick-free pan.

  3. Add the potatoes, ham, salt, pepper, and thyme:

    Add the remaining ingredients; mix well. Cook hash until well browned, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
146 Calories
7g Fat
15g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 146
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 358mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 20mg 101%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 439mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.