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There’s nothing like a delicious Hatfield® Ham on the table for a holiday meal! Today we share a recipe for Broccoli Cheddar Casserole that is a great side dish for a holiday ham. Ham is always the centerpiece of our Christmas dinner table, and the quality and convenience of Hatfield Ham products make holiday preparations a breeze. Whether you’re an experienced cook or new to the kitchen, you can make a great holiday meal with Hatfield Ham at the center of the table.
Hatfield makes it easier to serve a tasty holiday meal for your family, regardless of of how many people are gathering for the feast. At home, there are just three of us, so I appreciate that Hatfield now offers smaller sized sized ham products available in ½ Pre-Sliced Pit Ham and ¼ Pre-Sliced Ham varieties.
By the way, if you somehow wind up with leftover ham, be sure to check out our Hatfield Ham Pasta recipe!
We chose the Hatfield® Uncured Ham to serve for a recent meal, as we were starting to get into holiday mode. This ham comes fully cooked, and can be easily heated following the simple package instructions. The Hatfield Uncured Ham is full of flavor, without added nitrates or MSG that you family doesn’t need.
I picked up the Hatfield Uncured Ham at the Stop & Shop in Woburn, MA. The store has several Hatfield Ham products to choose from. Just head for the “smoked meats” section at the back of the store.
Here’s another reason to try Hatfield Ham for the holidays!
About Hatfield® Pork
OK, so Hatfield® Pork products such as the ham we enjoyed are simply delicious. But let’s mention a bit more about the company behind the product.
Hatfield® is an American family-owned company, with its pork products produced in Pennsylvania and Michigan. The company is committed to ethically raising its animals. Learn more about their practices, including social and environmental standards, by viewing their website.
Hatfield pork products are gluten free. However, please note that our Broccoli Cheddar Casserole recipe as given contains gluten. But you could use a gluten free pasta to make the ham and casserole as a gluten free meal.
Making this recipe
With an easy to prepare Hatfield Ham waiting for your holiday meal, you can turn your attention to sides to serve with the ham.
We put together an easy Broccoli Cheddar Casserole to accompany our Hatfield Ham. This cheesy broccoli dish is a nice compliment to the flavor Hatfield Ham we were preparing. And it just requires a few simple ingredients and steps.
The recipe card below gives you all the details you need to make the broccoli cheddar casserole, but I will give you a few highlights here.
If you are preparing the 3 pound Hatfield Uncured Ham like I was, get the broccoli cheddar casserole ready to put in the oven around the same time as the ham, and they will be ready to serve together.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees while you get the broccoli cheddar casserole ready.
Chop the broccoli, and place it in a vegetable steamer if you have one.
No worries if you don’t have a steamer, you can cook the broccoli directly in large pan.
Steam the broccoli and cook the macaroni according to package instructions. Meanwhile, get the remaining casserole ingredients ready–the cream of mushroom soup, cheddar cheese and milk will be mixed in once the macaroni is cooked.
Drain the pasta, and immediately stir the cream of mushroom soup into the pasta along with the steamed broccoli. Add the cheddar cheese, garlic powder and milk and stir well to combine.
The cheesy broccoli and pasta is ready to be scooped into a casserole dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese over the top of the casserole, and top with the bread crumbs.
Your broccoli cheddar casserole is ready to bake along with some delicious Hatfield ham.
If you are making the 3 pound Hatfield Uncured Ham like we enjoyed, give the ham a 5 minute head start in the oven, then add the covered casserole. Following the package instructions, the ham shown above is ready to bake in 1 inch of water. But be sure to cover it before baking — we just wanted to show you the good looking ham when it is removed from the packaging.
The casserole cooks for a total of 35 minutes at 350 degrees, the final 10 minutes uncovered in order to brown the top of the casserole.
Some of the Hatfield hams call for heating at 325 degrees. To cook the casserole at this lower temperature, bake the casserole for an extra 5 minutes covered.
Hatfield Ham with Broccoli Cheddar Casserole
Your Hatfield Ham will be ready to serve around the same time as the Broccoli Cheddar Casserole. Once we took the ham and casserole out of the oven, we sliced up our Hatfield Ham to serve. But maybe you are going for one of the handy pre-sliced Hatfield Hams and can skip that step!
Plate the Hatfield Ham along with a generous scoop of Broccoli Cheddar Casserole. You’ve got some great holiday flavor on your plate!
The Hatfield Ham is very flavorful, but I do like a bit of mustard with the ham. We also offered pineapple chunks on the side. For some reason pineapple tends to find its way to the table when we have ham!
But you can skip the mustard and pineapple and enjoy the sliced Hatfield Ham on its own. Our 13 year old gives this method a thumbs up!
The Hatfield Ham is such a great centerpiece to your holiday meal. You can decide what serving options you and your guests will enjoy the most…but do give it a try with our Broccoli Cheddar Casserole for one of your holiday feasts!
Best wishes for a wonderful holiday, with good food enjoyed in the company of family and friends.Print
Broccoli Cheddar Casserole served with Hatfield Ham
A rich broccoli cheddar casserole makes a great side dish for a holiday ham from Hatfield.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 35 mins
- Total Time: 45 mins
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
- Category: side dish
- Method: baking
- Cuisine: American
- 6 cups broccoli, chopped into bite sized pieces (2 large florets)
- 8 ozs elbow macaroni — I used whole wheat
- ½ cup low sodium cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- ¾ cup milk
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- ⅓ cup panko breadcrumbs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Begin boiling water for the macaroni and cook according to package instructions.
- Put about an inch of water in a large pan and bring to a boil. Add the broccoli to the pan, using a steamer insert if you have one. Steam the broccoli for 5 minutes, and remove from heat and drain when done.
- Cook the pasta according to package instructions, taking care not to overcook. Drain the pasta, and stir in the cream of mushroom soup, followed by the broccoli. Stir in ¾ cup of the cheddar cheese, the garlic powder and the milk. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir to incorporate the seasoning.
- Scoop the broccoli and macaroni mixture into a casserole dish. Top the casserole with the remaining ¼ cup cheddar cheese, spreading it around to cover the entire casserole. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs around to cover the casserole. Spray a bit of oil spray over the breadcrumbs to help it brown.
- Bake the casserole covered for 25 minutes at 350. Remove the cover after 25 minutes and cook for another ten minutes uncovered.
- Remove the casserole from the oven, serve along with some delicious Hatfield ham and enjoy!
- The baking temperature was set to have the casserole cook at the same time as the ham. Some of the Hatfield hams call for heating at 325 degrees. To cook the casserole at this lower temperature, bake the casserole for an extra 5 minutes covered.
- Please note the recipe as given contains gluten. However, you could substitute a gluten free pasta to make it as a gluten free dish. The Hatfield pork products are gluten free.
Keywords: casseroles, broccoli casserole, ham side dish