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Diner-Style Ham Hash

This classic hash recipe is easy-to-make and perfect for a crowd.

By: Victoria Paikin for RecipeLion
Diner-Style Ham Hash
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There's nothing like waking up in the morning to the smell of breakfast cooking. Fill your house with the delicious aroma of Diner-Style Ham Hash. Loaded with potatoes, onions, and ham, this easy breakfast recipe is served with a fried egg on top. Start the morning off right and get the energy you need for the day with this hearty breakfast for champions.

You won't believe how this easy this classic hash recipe is! This entire skillet recipe is fried up in one pan, making it a no-mess dish your family is sure to love. Plus, it is easy to create your way by adding your favorite veggies.


Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time10 min


  • 3 tablespoons grape seed oil or any other cooking oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 pound cooked, cubed ham
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pound potatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup havarti or cheddar cheese
  • 1 fried egg per person


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Take 12 inch cast iron or any other heavy bottom oven safe skillet and preheat it on stove top to medium high heat. Add oil, onion, celery and ham and let it caramelize for couple of minutes.

  3. Add water and potatoes. Sprinkle Cayenne pepper, black pepper and kosher salt on top and pop to oven for 30 minutes.

  4. Take out the skillet from the oven, top it with cheese and return to oven for another 15 minutes.

  5. Serve hot with fried egg on top and enjoy!

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I always have a ton of really good ham leftover after the holidays, and this is a fun new use for it, compared to making sandwiches or a pot of soup. I am not a big fan of corned beef myself, so this rendition of hash is right up my alley! I bet if you had a big chunk of leftover roast beef you could cube it up and make this kind of skillet dish also.

Ham hash is good. It is good to make when you have leftover ham. I always buy a big ham so I have ham left to use for other meals. If you don't have celery, a green pepper will work well. I actually like both red and green pepper added.

How much ham?

The written recipe has been updated to include 1 pound cooked, cubed ham. Thank you for your question.

You have omitted the quantity of ham from the written recipe?????


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