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Ham Casserole with Cauliflower Rice

Ham casserole starts with leftover ham, cauliflower rice, and broccoli. Total comfort food, but it’s packed with veggies, low carb, and makes a healthy dinner the whole family loves.

spoonfull of ham and cheese casserole

Am I the only one that could literally eat casseroles every day and never get tired of them?

I get so tired of a chunk of meat and a couple of side dishes for dinner. It seems so much easier to get creative and make new things when you turn them into a casserole!

This ham and cheese casserole totally satisfied my casserole craving and it’s low carb! Total win!

Leftover ham casserole:

This recipe is great with leftover ham, which I seem to have on hand often. Ham is a great low carb dinner and we make it often – it’s not just a holiday thing in my house!

If you don’t have leftover ham you can purchase the little bag of diced ham to use for this. Either will work fine!

How to make ham and cheese casserole:

The base of this casserole starts with cauliflower rice. I like to purchase the bags of frozen cauliflower rice for this because it makes this a super quick and easy weeknight dinner, but you can totally toss some cauliflower florets in your food processor and make your own cauliflower rice.

Steam or microwave your cauliflower rice and some broccoli florets. Pre-cooking the veggies before they go into the casserole means that things won’t get overly watery and will cook perfectly in the oven.

ingredients for ham casserole in glass bowl

Add your cooked cauliflower rice and broccoli to a large mixing bowl along with some ham, shredded cheddar, eggs, some mustard powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Mix it all up and pour it into a 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle on some extra cheese for good measure.

ham and cheese casserole in baking dish

This bakes up in a 350 degree oven in just 30 minutes.

What comes out is a delicious, cheesy ham casserole that’s packed with veggies and flavor.

spoon full of ham and cheese casserole

More low carb pork recipes:

Pork Tenderloin: It’s flavored with garlic butter. Make this. 😉

Fried Cabbage with Smoked Sausage: This dinner comes together in no time and it’s always a hit.

Stuffed Zucchini: If you’re craving pizza, you’ve got to try these zucchini boats!

Low Carb Pulled Pork: I cook this one in the slow cooker and top it off with my mustard BBQ sauce.

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Ham Casserole with Cauliflower Rice

Ham and Cheese Casseroles takes comfort food and makes it healthy! Such a hit with our kids too. 

Per serving: 323 calories, 25g fat, 21g protein, 6g carbs, 1g fiber = 5 net carbs

Yield 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces riced cauliflower
  • 12 ounces broccoli florets
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 3 cups grated cheddar, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Steam the cauliflower and broccoli until cooked through and tender.
  3. Add the steamed cauliflower rice and broccoli to a large bowl with the ham, 2 1/2 cups cheddar, egg, and spices. Stir well to combine.
  4. Spread mixture into 9x13 baking dish and sprinkle the top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  5. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 323Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 1228mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 21g

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74 thoughts on “Ham Casserole with Cauliflower Rice”

  1. Great low carb meal with plenty of leftovers suggestion increase the garlic skip the onion powder, add real onion chopped. 1/2 cup.

  2. Colleen Greene

    We made this tonight, using up some leftover (frozen) ham that my husband smoked a couple months ago. It’s delicious and so easy. This is a keeper for now on to use up leftover ham.

  3. Hello Karly
    we as muslims can’t eat pork
    so do you think vesl or sheep can replace ham?
    it can be delicious??

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Mona! You could use any protein you like in this recipe. I’ve made it with chicken before as well. 🙂

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