Ham and Potato Hash

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Ham and potato hash, a perfect side dish for fried eggs. Easy to cook, and a great way to use up leftover ham.

Photography Credit: 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.

Ham and Potato Hash Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6.


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

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

*Best not to use a stick-free pan or the hash won't brown very well.

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  • Jim

    I made this last night & it was pretty good!

  • DSX

    This is a great recipe, you can also substitute the store bought tins of corned beef or ham, even dreaded Spam, and it’s a great addition to a family brunch when you don’t have leftovers.

  • Chris Hansen

    Hey, spam is lovely – don’t be disparagin’ on my spam. Mind you, it isn’t for everyone. but I love an occasional fried spam slice.

    With regard to browning in non-stick ware, I have found that decreasing the oil (in this case butter) at the start will aid in browning and then adding back in the onion/ pepper mix.

    Just made this today and it is great stuff.

  • Sassy J

    My family makes a version of this called “Farmer’s Breakfast”–same ingredients–but you add eggs (yolk and whites mixed together in a bowl first) into the hash in the last few minutes for an all-in-one dish.

  • Dawn

    Delicious! I omitted the bell peppers and made this with some ham left over from Easter. My fiance couldn’t thank me enough! He started to leave the kitchen, then turned around to thank me again. I’ll definitely be making this one my regulars.

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